Definitions for Methodˈmɛθ əd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

meth•odˈmɛθ əd(n.)

  1. a procedure, technique, or planned way of doing something.

  2. order or system in doing anything:

    to work with method.

  3. orderly or systematic arrangement, sequence, or the like.

  4. the Method.

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    Ref: Also called Stanislavsky Method (or System).

  5. (adj.)(usu. cap.) of, pertaining to, or employing the Method.

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Origin of method:

1375–1425; ME: medical procedure < L < Gk méthodos systematic course

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. method(noun)ˈmɛθ əd

    a way of doing sth

    different methods of training new players; a new method for mapping the ocean floor

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

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.

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


Translations for Method

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

method(noun)

the way in which one does something

I don't like his methods of training workers.

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