methodical
also methodic adjective Date: 1570 1. arranged, characterized by, or performed with method or order <
a methodical treatment of the subject
>
2. habitually proceeding according to method ; systematic <
methodical in his daily routine
>
methodically adverbmethodicalness noun

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