What does Method mean?

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ˈmɛθ ədMethod

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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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. method

    A systematic way of doing or creating something.

    The method for the feeding of the calves was easy as he had farmed for years.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 25, 2020  
  2. method

    An orderly process or procedure.

    They loved each other so much and looked forward with joyful anticipation to their wedding day.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 29, 2020  

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

How to pronounce Method?

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How to say Method in sign language?

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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

Examples of Method in a Sentence

  1. Josh Billings:

    Like other occult techniques of divination, the statistical method has a private jargon deliberately contrived to obscure its methods from non-practitioners.

  2. Edward Bulwer-Lytton:

    Art and science have their meeting point in method.

  3. Caius Petronius, Roman Consul, 66 A.D.:

    We trained hard, but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams we would be reorganised.  I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganising: and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress, while producing confusion, inefficiency and demoralisation.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    People have a unique method of making fun of a person on an individual account of social media because when they find the netizen is looking funny or an influential bunny or having a lot of money, her/his post gets the LIKEs from many or most but if s/he says or shares the utmost truth for no self gain, then not even one support is given often by them.

  5. The Swedish Academy:

    By means of her extraordinary method – a carefully composed collage of human voices – Alexievich deepens our comprehension of an entire era.

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