1. characterized by method and orderliness
; - Example: "a methodical scholar"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Methodic \Me*thod"ic\, Methodical \Me*thod"ic*al\, a. [L.
methodicus, Gr. ?: cf. F. m['e]thodique.]
1. Arranged with regard to method; disposed in a suitable
manner, or in a manner to illustrate a subject, or to
facilitate practical observation; well-ordered; as, the
methodical arrangement of arguments; a methodical
treatise. [WordNet sense 2] "Methodical regularity."
2. Proceeding with regard to method; characterized by method
or orderliness; systematic; as, a methodical
investigation. [WordNet sense 1] "Aristotle, strict,
methodic, and orderly." --Harris.
3. Of or pertaining to the ancient school of physicians
called methodists. --Johnson.
[1913 Webster] -- Me*thod"ic*al*ly, adv. --
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: characterized by method and orderliness; "a methodical
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
81 Moby Thesaurus words for "methodical":
accordant, alike, analytical, arranged, automatic, balanced,
businesslike, careful, consistent, consonant, constant, continuous,
correspondent, deliberate, disciplined, equable, equal, even,
exact, flat, formal, habitual, harmonious, homogeneous, immutable,
in hand, invariable, labored, laborious, level, logical, measured,
mechanical, methodic, methodized, meticulous, monolithic, neat,
normal, of a piece, ordered, orderly, organized, paced,
painstaking, persistent, plodding, precious, precise, precisian,
precisionist, punctilious, puristic, regular, regular as clockwork,
robotlike, routine, scrupulous, smooth, stable, steadfast, steady,
structured, symmetrical, systematic, systematized, tidy, unbroken,
unchangeable, unchanged, unchanging, undeviating, undifferentiated,
undiversified, uniform, unruffled, unvaried, unvarying, usual,