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Etymology edit

From Ancient Greek μεθοδικός (methodikós, going to work by rule, systematic, crafty).

Adjective edit

methodic (comparative more methodic, superlative most methodic)

  1. methodical
    • 1751, James Harris, Hermes, a philosophical inquiry concerning universal grammar:
      Aristotle, strict, methodic, and orderly.
  2. (philosophy) Chosen for the sake of its effect, rather than for its own sake; sometimes distinguished from real.

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