[meth-uh-dol-uh-jee] /ˌmɛθ əˈdɒl ə dʒi/
noun, plural methodologies.
a set or system of methods, principles, and rules for regulating a given discipline, as in the arts or sciences.
Education. a branch of pedagogics dealing with analysis and evaluation of subjects to be taught and of the methods of teaching them.
noun (pl) -gies
the system of methods and principles used in a particular discipline
the branch of philosophy concerned with the science of method and procedure
1800, from French méthodologie or directly from Modern Latin methodologia; see method + -ology.
1. An organised, documented set of procedures and guidelines for one or more phases of the software life cycle, such as analysis or design. Many methodologies include a diagramming notation for documenting the results of the procedure; a step-by-step “cookbook” approach for carrying out the procedure; and an objective (ideally quantified) set of criteria for determining whether the results of the procedure are of acceptable quality.
An example is The Yourdon methodology.
2. A pretentious way of saying “method”.
[meth-uh d] /ˈmɛθ əd/ noun 1. a procedure, technique, or way of doing something, especially in accordance with a definite plan: There are three possible methods of repairing this motor. 2. a manner or mode of procedure, especially an orderly, logical, or systematic way of instruction, inquiry, investigation, experiment, presentation, etc.: the empirical method of […]
[meth-oh-hek-si-tal] /ˌmɛθ oʊˈhɛk sɪˌtæl/ noun, Pharmacology. 1. a barbiturate anesthetic, used in its sodium form, C 1 4 H 1 7 N 2 NaO 3 , for induction of general anesthesia or for anesthesia of short duration.
[meth-uh-preen] /ˈmɛθ əˌprin/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a synthetic insect juvenile hormone, C 1 9 H 3 4 O 3 , used as a biological pesticide primarily on mosquito and fly larvae to prevent maturing to the adult state.
[meth-oh-trek-seyt] /ˌmɛθ oʊˈtrɛk seɪt/ noun, Pharmacology. 1. a toxic folic acid analogue, C 2 0 H 2 2 N 8 O 5 , that inhibits cellular reproduction, used primarily in the treatment of psoriasis and certain cancers and as an immunosuppressive agent. /ˌmɛθəʊˈtrɛkseɪt; ˌmiːθəʊ-/ noun 1. an antimetabolite drug used in the treatment of certain […]