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a procedure, technique, or way of doing something, especially in accordance with a definite plan:
There are three possible methods of repairing this motor.
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.
order or system in doing anything:
to work with method.
orderly or systematic arrangement, sequence, or the like.
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.
(usually initial capital letter) of, relating to, or employing the Method:
a Method actor; Method acting.
Stanislavski Method
method (def 5).
a way of proceeding or doing something, esp a systematic or regular one
orderliness of thought, action, etc
(often pl) the techniques or arrangement of work for a particular field or subject
(bell-ringing) any of several traditional sets of changes See major (sense 19), minor (sense 8)
(sometimes not capital)

a technique of acting based on the theories of Stanislavsky, in which the actor bases his role on the inner motivation of the character he plays
(as modifier): a Method actor

method meth·od (měth’əd)

A means or manner of procedure, especially a regular and systematic way of accomplishing something.

Orderly arrangement of parts or steps to accomplish an end.

The procedures and techniques characteristic of a particular discipline or field of knowledge.


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