Methods



[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 inquiry.
3.
order or system in doing anything:
to work with method.
4.
orderly or systematic arrangement, sequence, or the like.
5.
the Method, Also called Stanislavski Method, Stanislavski System. a theory and technique of acting in which the performer identifies with the character to be portrayed and renders the part in a naturalistic, nondeclamatory, and highly individualized manner.
adjective
6.
(usually initial capital letter) of, relating to, or employing the Method:
a Method actor; Method acting.
/ˈmɛθəd/
noun
1.
a way of proceeding or doing something, esp a systematic or regular one
2.
orderliness of thought, action, etc
3.
(often pl) the techniques or arrangement of work for a particular field or subject
4.
(bell-ringing) any of several traditional sets of changes See major (sense 19), minor (sense 8)
/ˈmɛθəd/
noun
1.
(sometimes not capital)

n.

early 15c., “regular, systematic treatment of disease,” from Latin methodus “way of teaching or going,” from Greek methodos “scientific inquiry, method of inquiry, investigation,” originally “pursuit, a following after,” from meta- “after” (see meta-) + hodos “a traveling, way” (see cede). Meaning “way of doing anything” is from 1580s; that of “orderliness, regularity” is from 1610s. In reference to a theory of acting associated with Russian director Konstantin Stanislavsky, it is attested from 1923.

method meth·od (měth’əd)
n.

language
A line-oriented Smalltalk for PC’s, produced by Digitalk ca 1985. Methods was the predecessor of Smalltalk/V.
(1995-04-16)

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