Methodic
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.'' --Addison. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

3. Of or pertaining to the ancient school of physicians called methodists. --Johnson. [1913 Webster] -- {Me*thod"ic*al*ly}, adv. -- {Me*thod"ic*al*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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