What does method mean?

Definitions for method
ˈmɛθ ədmethod

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. methodnoun

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

  2. 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

GCIDE

  1. Methodnoun

    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.

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

Wiktionary

  1. methodnoun

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

    Etymology: From μέθοδος, from μετά + ὁδός.

  2. methodnoun

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

    Etymology: From μέθοδος, from μετά + ὁδός.

  3. methodnoun

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

    Etymology: From μέθοδος, from μετά + ὁδός.

  4. methodnoun

    Marijuana.

    Etymology: From μέθοδος, from μετά + ὁδός.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Methodnoun

    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

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

  2. Methodnoun

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

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

  3. Methodnoun

    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.]

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 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  
  2. method

    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 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

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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. Brian Laundrie:

    Some can do that silently within the vehicle, even seated next to one another, others will need to pull over in a town or out on the road, and allow each other that space. Without planning a method for conflict management ahead of time, the van... can quickly become a toxic and unhealthy environment.

  2. Simon Portegies Zwart:

    We now know that our method works, but we would certainly like to delve deeper in the research with a better neural network and with more input, the tricky part is that small disruptions in the orbit calculations can lead to major changes in the conclusions.

  3. Alexis Carrel:

    Science has to be understood in its broadest sense, as a method for comprehending all observable reality, and not merely as an instrument for acquiring specialized knowledge.

  4. Assistant Director General Marie-Paule Kieny:

    This is important because we must be sure that we invest in interventions that work, certainly it is worth continuing to try to use this method for the lack of other interventions.

  5. Mohsen Qamsari:

    One of the methods to ensure the country's oil sale is buying refineries in other countries but this has to be approved by the administration and the parliament, this is a method that countries like Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, the U.S., China and leading oil giants like Royal Dutch Shell and BP have adopted and we should not stay behind them in this field.

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