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methodical

adjective
     
me‧thod‧i‧cal
1 a methodical way of doing something is careful and uses an ordered system:
He always checked every detail in a methodical way.
a methodical approach to answering questions
2 a methodical person always does things carefully, using an ordered system:
She's a very methodical person.
He had a neat, methodical mind.
methodically adverb:
He went through the papers methodically, one by one.

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