Definition of 'methodical'
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You are ready to claim cash in the methodical way that gets results. The Sun (2009)He had a methodical approach that rubbed some of the corners off my more errant youthful ways. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He will just demolish your argument in a very academic and methodical way. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He seemed calm and very methodical. The Sun (2007)Some people will like the slow, methodical football. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It is better to be methodical in your approach: always finish stripping before filling any holes. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There was a need for a calm and methodical approach, he said. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Some performed their roles admirably, seeking to challenge the evidence in a methodical way. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Armed with objective numbers, coaches can take a more methodical approach to designing training programmes. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Companies are more aware of the need to take a far more structured, methodical approach to recruitment. Times, Sunday Times (2007)A diary works best if kept in a clear and methodical manner. PCOS DIET BOOK: How you can use the nutritional approach to deal with polycystic ovary syndrome (2002)A methodical approach to fitness may not sound exciting but the results will be. The Sun (2012)But few MPs have the skills to do this in the expert and methodical way that modern government requires. Times, Sunday Times (2009)His study is most successful in its detail, and his methodical research into the transatlantic commerce in emotional theories is particularly impressive. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)Making these dishes requires time for the preparation and for the flavours to settle in, which demands a gentle and methodical approach. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Initially it seems impossible to get more cash from your usual sources but your logical, methodical approach could inspire them to up the budget. The Sun (2015)It also suggests a methodical approach to life, which is why she'll be around for years to come. Times, Sunday Times (2007)His reintroduction was quiet but effective, in his usual methodical and committed way, and he grew into the game. Times, Sunday Times (2015)That if you approach a challenge in a methodical way, apply yourself and work hard, you can accomplish your goals. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'methodical'
British English: methodical ADJECTIVE
If you describe someone as methodical, you mean that they do things carefully, thoroughly, and in order.
He was methodical in his research, carefully recording his observations and theories.
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