What does Method mean?

Definitions for Methodˈmɛθ əd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. method(noun)

    a way of doing something, especially a systematic way; implies an orderly logical arrangement (usually in steps)

  2. method acting, method(noun)

    an acting technique introduced by Stanislavsky in which the actor recalls emotions or reactions from his or her own life and uses them to identify with the character being portrayed

GCIDE

  1. Method(n.)

    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.

  2. Origin: [F. mthode, L. methodus, fr. Gr. meqodos method, investigation following after; meta` after + "odo`s way.]

Wiktionary

  1. method(Noun)

    A process by which a task is completed; a way of doing something.

  2. method(Noun)

    A type of theatrical acting wherein the actor utilizes his personal emotions from personal experience to portray a scripted scene.

  3. method(Noun)

    In object-oriented languages, a subroutine or function belonging to a class or object.

  4. method(Noun)

    Marijuana.

  5. Origin: From μέθοδος, from μετά + ὁδός.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Method(noun)

    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

  2. Method(noun)

    orderly arrangement, elucidation, development, or classification; clear and lucid exhibition; systematic arrangement peculiar to an individual

  3. Method(noun)

    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

  4. Origin: [F. mthode, L. methodus, fr. Gr. meqodos method, investigation following after; meta` after + "odo`s way.]

Freebase

  1. Method

    In object-oriented programming, a method is a subroutine associated with a class. Methods define the behavior to be exhibited by instances of the associated class at program run time. Methods have the special property that at runtime, they have access to data stored in an instance of the class they are associated with and are thereby able to control the state of the instance. The association between class and method is called binding. A method associated with a class is said to be bound to the class. Methods can be bound to a class at compile time or to an object at runtime.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Method

    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. methodosmeta, after, hodos, a way.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Method' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1093

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Method' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2266

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Method' in Nouns Frequency: #212

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Method in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Method in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Senate Republican:

    The only method I know to deal with this, outside of legal proceedings, is the power of the purse string.

  2. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

    Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. the foundation of such a method is love.

  3. Diana Foster:

    We estimate that up to a third of women using withdrawal as their main method and one in six women using no method would use pills if they were available without a prescription.

  4. Interior Security Minister Gilad Erdan:

    What the security cabinet told the security services yesterday was that any method is kosher, an interrogation method like tiltul, or anything that is done when it comes to Palestinian terrorists - the same thing should be done when it comes to a Jewish terrorist.

  5. Rashid Rashid:

    The people think that the musical methods and singing may lead to dancing, so they may not accept it, before we adopted this method at all of the schools, we chose 25 schools and made it clear to the headmasters that the musical method is not taboo and not shameful.

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