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meth·od

 (mĕth′əd)
n.
1. A means or manner of procedure, especially a regular and systematic way of accomplishing something: a simple method for making a pie crust; mediation as a method of solving disputes. See Usage Note at methodology.
2. Orderly arrangement of parts or steps to accomplish an end: random efforts that lack method.
3. The procedures and techniques characteristic of a particular discipline or field of knowledge: This field course gives an overview of archaeological method.
4. Method A technique of acting in which the actor recalls emotions and reactions from past experience and uses them in identifying with and individualizing the character being portrayed.

[Middle English, medical procedure, from Latin methodus, method, from Greek methodos, pursuit, method : meta-, beyond, after; see meta- + hodos, way, journey.]
Synonyms: method, system, routine, manner, fashion, mode, way
These nouns refer to the plans or procedures followed to accomplish a task or attain a goal. Method implies a detailed, logically ordered plan: What method does your school use for teaching math? System suggests order, regularity, and coordination of methods: Our products have improved dramatically since we initiated a quality-control system. A routine is a habitual method: We got into the routine of getting up early and going for a walk. The word sometimes implies tedium or thoughtlessness: I fell into the routine of doing housework on Saturdays and lost touch with my biking friends. Manner and fashion emphasize personal or distinctive behavior: I can't stand the improvised manner with which you make meals. The old friends play chess in the most serious fashion. Mode often denotes a manner influenced by or arising from tradition or custom: They are a traditional people with a nomadic mode of life. Way is the least specific of these terms: Isn't there an easier way to lose weight?

method

(ˈmɛθəd)
n
1. a way of proceeding or doing something, esp a systematic or regular one
2. orderliness of thought, action, etc
3. (often plural) the techniques or arrangement of work for a particular field or subject
4. (Music, other) bell-ringing any of several traditional sets of changes. See major19, minor8
[C16: via French from Latin methodus, from Greek methodos, literally: a going after, from meta- after + hodos way]

Method

(ˈmɛθəd)
n
(Film) (sometimes not capital)
a. a technique of acting based on the theories of Stanislavsky, in which the actor bases his or her role on the inner motivation of the character being played
b. (as modifier): a Method actor.

meth•od

(ˈmɛθ 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. Also called Stanislavsky Method (or System). a theory and technique of acting in which the actor attempts to experience the inner life of the character being portrayed.
adj.
5. (usu. cap.) of, pertaining to, or employing the Method.
[1375–1425; Middle English: medical procedure < Latin < Greek méthodos systematic course]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.method - a way of doing something, especially a systematic waymethod - a way of doing something, especially a systematic way; implies an orderly logical arrangement (usually in steps)
know-how - the (technical) knowledge and skill required to do something
pedagogics, pedagogy, teaching method - the principles and methods of instruction
method of choice - the best method to achieve a desired result
methodology - the system of methods followed in a particular discipline
mnemonics - a method or system for improving the memory
solution - a method for solving a problem; "the easy solution is to look it up in the handbook"
system of rules, system - a complex of methods or rules governing behavior; "they have to operate under a system they oppose"; "that language has a complex system for indicating gender"
technique - a practical method or art applied to some particular task
technicolor - a trademarked method of making color motion pictures
statistical method, statistical procedure - a method of analyzing or representing statistical data; a procedure for calculating a statistic
wrinkle - a clever method of doing something (especially something new and different)
2.method - 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
acting, performing, playacting, playing - the performance of a part or role in a drama

method

method

noun
1. The approach used to do something:
2. Systematic arrangement and design:
Translations
اُسْلوبطَرِيقَةٌطَريقَهمنهجمَنْهَج ، خُطه َّ مُحَدَّدَه
metodametodičnostsoustavnostzpůsob
metodesystemfremgangsmådemåde
metodo
metodimetodinäytteleminenmenetelmä
metoda
aðferðaîferîaîferî; kerfiskipulag, kerfi
方法
방법
via
metodasmetodikametodiškaimetodiškasmetodiškumas
kārtībametodemetodikasistēma
metodickosť
metodapostopek
metod
วิธีการ
phương pháp

method

[ˈmeθəd]
A. N
1. (= manner, way) → método m; (= procedure) → procedimiento m
method of paymentforma f de pago
there's method in his madnessno está tan loco como parece
2. (= technique) → técnica f
B. CPD method actor Nactor m adepto del método Stanislavski
method actress Nactriz f adepta del método Stanislavski

method

[ˈmɛθəd] nméthode f
new teaching methods → de nouvelles méthodes d'enseignement
a method of doing sth → une méthode pour faire qch
a new method of detecting Down's syndrome → une nouvelle méthode de détection du syndrome de Down, une nouvelle méthode pour détecter le syndrome de Down method of paymentmethod acting nméthode f Stanislavskimethod actor nadepte m de la méthode Stanislavskimethod actress nadepte f de la méthode Stanislavski

method

nMethode f; (= process)Verfahren nt; (Cook) → Zubereitung f; (in experiment) → Vorgehens- or Verfahrensweise f; method of payment/applicationZahlungs-/Anwendungsweise f; there’s method in his madnesssein Wahnsinn hat Methode

method

[ˈmɛθəd] n
a. (manner, way) → metodo, sistema m
my method of working → il mio metodo di lavoro
method of payment → modo or modalità fpl di pagamento
b. (orderliness) → metodo
there's method in his madness → la sua follia non è priva di logica

method

(ˈmeθəd) noun
1. the way in which one does something. I don't like his methods of training workers.
2. an orderly or fixed series of actions for doing something. Follow the method set down in the instruction book.
3. good sense and a definite plan. Her work seems to lack method.
meˈthodical (-ˈθo-) adjective
(negative unmethodical).
1. arranged or done in an orderly manner or according to a plan. a methodical search.
2. (in the habit of) acting in a planned, orderly way. a methodical person/nature.
meˈthodically adverb

method

طَرِيقَةٌ metoda metode Methode μέθοδος método metodi méthode metoda metodo 方法 방법 methode metode metoda método метод metod วิธีการ yöntem phương pháp 方法

meth·od

n. método, procedimiento; proceso; tratamiento.

method

n método; Lamaze — método Lamaze; rhythm — método del ritmo
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Thus, Hepzibah was well content to acknowledge Phoebe's vastly superior gifts as a shop-keeper'--she listened, with compliant ear, to her suggestion of various methods whereby the influx of trade might be increased, and rendered profitable, without a hazardous outlay of capital.
As he possessed no higher attribute, and neither sacrificed nor vitiated any spiritual endowment by devoting all his energies and ingenuities to subserve the delight and profit of his maw, it always pleased and satisfied me to hear him expatiate on fish, poultry, and butcher's meat, and the most eligible methods of preparing them for the table.
In an extensive herd, so remarkable, occasionally, are these mystic gestures, that I have heard hunters who have declared them akin to Free-Mason signs and symbols; that the whale, indeed, by these methods intelligently conversed with the world.
This makes it a cause for congratulation that by modern methods a very few men can do the painfully necessary work of head-cracking for the whole of the cultured world.
It will not answer to mix methods, Father; neither would it be professional courtesy.
Some of the effects are very daring, approaching even to the boldest flights of the rococo, the sirocco, and the Byzantine schools--yet the master's hand never falters--it moves on, calm, majestic, confident--and, with that art which conceals art, it finally casts over the TOUT ENSEMBLE, by mysterious methods of its own, a subtle something which refines, subdues, etherealizes the arid components and endures them with the deep charm and gracious witchery of poesy.
She was one of those people who are infatuated with patent medicines and all new-fangled methods of producing health or mending it.
Simpson spent little time with his family, owing to certain awkward methods of horse-trading, or the "swapping" of farm implements and vehicles of various kinds,-- operations in which his customers were never long suited.
His wicked old legs might take roundabout methods of progression, but they never failed him; his wicked old eyes might see double, but they always showed him the way home.
He assented to this in the most earnest manner; and implored me, if I should see him wandering an inch out of the right course, to recall him by some of those superior methods which were always at my command.
Silas was impressed with the melancholy truth of this last remark; but his force of mind failed before the only two penal methods open to him, not only because it was painful to him to hurt Eppie, but because he trembled at a moment's contention with her, lest she should love him the less for it.
An end to the silly confusion, under the one name of Art, of the tomfoolery and make-believe of our play-hours with the higher methods of teaching men to know themselves

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