a way of doing something, especially a systematic way; implies an orderly logical arrangement (usually in steps)
method acting, methodnoun
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
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.
A process by which a task is completed; a way of doing something.
A type of theatrical acting wherein the actor utilizes his personal emotions from personal experience to portray a scripted scene.
In object-oriented languages, a subroutine or function belonging to a class or object.
Etymology: From μέθοδος, from μετά + ὁδός.
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
orderly arrangement, elucidation, development, or classification; clear and lucid exhibition; systematic arrangement peculiar to an individual
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
Etymology: [F. mthode, L. methodus, fr. Gr. meqodos method, investigation following after; meta` after + "odo`s way.]
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
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. methodos—meta, after, hodos, a way.]
A systematic process or procedure.
They love each other so much and look forward with joyful anticipation to their wedding day.Submitted by MaryC on February 29, 2020
A systematic way of doing or creating.
The method for the feeding of the calves was easy as he had farmed for years.Submitted by MaryC on January 25, 2020
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Rank popularity for the word 'Method' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2266
Rank popularity for the word 'Method' in Nouns Frequency: #212
The numerical value of Method in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of Method in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
White House's never easy to get 100 senators to agree on a method to proceed.
The oats are sheared and heated under the right conditions and combined with the beans. The amino acids that are lacking in oats are in the beans, so they are a good combination, we have patented our production method that allows us to produce the fibrous texture of oats and beans.
We are mindful of the impact this may have on travelers from international destinations, however, we have noticed that many travelers who are returning to a country where [U.S. dollars] is not the accepted currency will often add more funds to their cards as it is a cost effective method of converting [U.S. dollars] to other currencies.
Q is a resource for information, i can read all these articles. It's kind of like a clearing house. And that's what I really like about Q. That's one thing that I like, the other thing is that there are questions in the Socratic method... Go do your own research, figure it out for yourself.
It has become really easy and possible to work this way, i really feel like our method is the future.
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- طريقة, منهجArabic
- mètodeCatalan, Valencian
- Art und Weise, MethodeGerman
- método, methodSpanish
- طریقه, متد, روش, شیوهPersian
- metodinäytteleminen, menetelmä, metodiFinnish
- méthode, La MéthodeFrench
- dòigh, modh, corScottish Gaelic
- tagfüggvény, módszer, metódusHungarian
- կերպ, եղանակ, միջոց, մեթոդArmenian
- háttur, skipulag, aðferðIcelandic
- 方法, 方式Japanese
- via, methodusLatin
- pēwheatanga, pēheatangaMāori
- метод, методаMacedonian
- manhaj, kaedah, metodeMalay
- metodeNorwegian Nynorsk
- tillvägagångssätt, metodSwedish
- icebo, isu, indlelaZulu
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