Definitions of method

  1. a way of doing something, esp. a systematic one; implies an orderly logical arrangement (usually in steps) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a way of doing or being; "in no wise"; "in this wise" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a way of doing something, especially a systematic way; implies an orderly logical arrangement (usually in steps) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. An orderly procedure or process; regular manner of doing anything; hence, manner; way; mode; as, a method of teaching languages; a method of improving the mind. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Orderly arrangement, elucidation, development, or classification; clear and lucid exhibition; systematic arrangement peculiar to an individual. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Classification; a mode or system of classifying natural objects according to certain common characteristics; as, the method of Theophrastus; the method of Ray; the Linnaean method. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Regular arrangement of things; system; order; classification; way; plan or scheme. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. The mode or manner of performing an operation, making a test, etc. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  9. The mode or rule of accomplishing an end: orderly procedure: manner: arrangement: system: rule: classification. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Methodic, methodical. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. Orderly procedure; manner; system. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. A way or order of doing; orderly arrangement or procedure. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Mode of procedure; logical arrangement; orderly arrangement; system; classification. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. A suitable arrangement of things, proceedings, or ideas, to prevent confusion; a regular mode or manner of doing anything; orderly arrangement; system of arrangement peculiar to an individual; order; system; way; manner. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. In patent law. "Engine" and "method" mean the same thing, and may be the subject of a patent. Method, pivperly speaking, is only placing several things, or performing several operations, in the most convenient order, but it may signify a con- trivance or device. Fessen. Pat. 127; Ilorn- blower v. Boulton, 8 Term R. 100. thelawdictionary.org
  16. A technique used in acting in which the actor tries to identify with the individual personality of the specific character being portrayed, so as to provide a realistic rendering of the character's role. Also called the Method, method acting, the Stanislavsky Method or Stanislavsky System. dictgcide_fs
  17. meth'ud, n. the mode or rule of accomplishing an end: orderly procedure: manner: orderly arrangement: system, rule, classification: manner of performance: an instruction-book systematically arranged.--adjs. METHOD'IC, -AL, arranged with method: disposed in a just and natural manner: formal.--adv. METHOD'ICALLY.--v.t. METH'ODISE, to reduce to method: to dispose in due order.--ns. METH'ODISM, the principles and practice of the Methodists; METH'ODIST, one who observes method: one of a sect of Christians founded by John Wesley (1703-91), noted for the strictness of its discipline: one who is very strict in religion.--adjs. METHODIST'IC, -AL, resembling the Methodists: strict in religious matters.--adv. METHODIST'ICALLY.--n. METHODOL'OGY, the science of method in scientific procedure. [Fr.,--L. methodus--Gr. methodos--meta, after, hodos, a way.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  18. This word has different acceptations in the sciences. In mdicine, curative method, methodus medendi, is the methodical treatment of disease. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  19. Special form of procedure, esp. in any branch of mental activity, whence methodology n.; orderly arrangement of ideas; orderliness, regular habits; (Nat. Hist.) scheme of classification. Hence or cogn. Methodic a., methodically adv. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  20. (joc.), he is not so mad as he seems, there is sense in what he proposes, (w. ref. to Haml. II. ii. 208). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  21. n. [Latin, Greek] Plan; order; system;— suitable or convenient arrangement ; disposition ;— regular or ordinary mode of transacting business ; course of procedure ; way ; manner ;— in physics, distribution of natural bodies according to their common characteristics ; classification ;— in logic, train of argument, or course of investigation in accordance with a ruling principle, as of induction, deduction, exhaustion, &c. Cabinet Dictionary

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