Origin of methodicalfrom Late Latin methodicus from Classical Greek methodikos + -al
- A person who slowly and carefully reads all directions and then follows them exactly is someone who would be described as methodical.
- Mathematical calculations done exactly according to procedure are an example of calculations that would be described as methodical.
The definition of methodical is a person who pays very careful attention to detail and who does things in a precise manner or following a procedure.
- Arranged or proceeding in regular, systematic order: methodical instructions for assembly.
- Orderly and systematic in habits or behavior: a methodical and painstaking researcher.
(comparative more methodical, superlative most methodical)
From Ancient Greek Î¼ÎµÎ¸Î¿Î´Î¹ÎºÏŒÏ‚ (methodikos, “going to work by rule, systematic, crafty"), +"Ž -al.
- There was something about the methodical way he set the table that was cute.
- Their movements were slow and methodical, controlled, deliberate.
- Hunting, extermination, as methodical and merciless as he knew himself capable of.
- He was so calm and methodical during the whole business it made it that much worse.
- The advance of Bilderling, however, necessarily methodical and slow in any case, had taken more time than was anticipated.