What does method mean?

Definitions for method
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.

    Etymology: [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.

    Etymology: From μέθοδος, from μετά + ὁδός.

  2. method(Noun)

    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. method(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From μέθοδος, from μετά + ὁδός.

  4. method(Noun)

    Marijuana.

    Etymology: 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

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

  2. Method(noun)

    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. 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

    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  

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

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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. Guy Wilkinson:

    From the point of view of our experiment, we think it has fulfilled all criteria of discovery. We have no other way of explaining what we have seen. But the scientific method is such that we have submitted a paper to a journal, the journal will consider it, then the community will judge.

  2. Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan:

    Initial research has led us to believe it was a ritualistic killing, the method of the murder... and our person of interest has some ties to a faith or religion that is indicative of that.

  3. Hussein Shaboury:

    The water vapor produced by visitors' breathing affected everything in the tomb, we had to change this and create a method by which fresh air enters the tomb, and air is circulated in a way where all the air in the tomb is changed in 30 minutes.

  4. Juergen Hammerstaedt:

    It's a philosophical library of Epicurean texts from a time when this philosophy influenced the most important classical Latin authors, such as Virgil, Horace and Cicero, there needs to be much work before one can virtually unroll carbonized papyrus because one will have to develop a digital method that will allow us to follow the layers.

  5. James Thurber:

    I always begin at the left with the opening word of the sentence and read toward the right and I recommend this method.

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