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[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”.


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