An example of a method is a teacher’s way of cracking an egg in a cooking class.
- a way of doing something; procedure; process; esp., a regular, orderly, definite procedure or way of teaching, investigating, etc.
- regularity and orderliness in action, thought, or expression; system in doing things or handling ideas
- regular, orderly arrangement
Origin of methodFrench méthode ; from Classical Latin methodus ; from Classical Greek methodos, a going after, pursuit, system ; from meta, after (see meta-) + hodos, a way (see -ode)
- 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.
- Orderly arrangement of parts or steps to accomplish an end: random efforts that lack method.
- The procedures and techniques characteristic of a particular discipline or field of knowledge: This field course gives an overview of archaeological method.
- 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.
Origin of methodMiddle English, medical procedure, from Latin methodus, method, from Greek methodos, pursuit, method : meta-, beyond, after; see meta– + hodos, way, journey.
- A process by which a task is completed; a way of doing something (followed by the adposition of, to or for before the purpose of the process):
- One method of exercising a cat consist of making it follow the spot generated by a laser pointer.
- If one method doesn't work, you should ask a friend to help you.
- A type of theatrical acting wherein the actor utilizes his personal emotions from personal experience to portray a scripted scene.
- (programming, object-oriented) A subroutine or function belonging to a class or object.
- (slang) Marijuana.
From Ancient Greek Î¼ÎÎ¸Î¿Î´Î¿Ï‚ (methodos, “pursuit of knowledge, investigation, mode of prosecuting such inquiry, system"), from Î¼ÎµÏ„Î¬ (meta, “after") + á½Î´ÏŒÏ‚ (hodos, “way, motion, journey").