- 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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.