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Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɛθəd/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛθəd
  • Hyphenation: meth‧od

Etymology 1 edit

From Middle French methode, from Latin methodus, from Ancient Greek μέθοδος (méthodos).

Noun edit

method (countable and uncountable, plural methods)

  1. 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).
    If one method doesn't work, you should ask a friend to help you.
  2. (acting, often "the method") A technique for acting based on the ideas articulated by Konstantin Stanislavski and focusing on authentically experiencing the inner life of the character being portrayed.
    Synonym: method acting
    • 1989, Kenneth Branagh, Beginning, London: Chatto & Windus, →ISBN, page 64:
      In this case, the application of the famous method was a little shaky. To be fair, the director was dealing with a pretty stroppy cast.
  3. (object-oriented programming) A subroutine or function belonging to a class or object.
    Synonym: member function
    • 2006, David A. Black, David Heinemeier Hansson, Ruby for Rails: Ruby Techniques for Rails Developers, Manning, →ISBN, page 101:
      When you call the method, you provide values corresponding to these variables in your method call.
  4. (slang) Marijuana.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:marijuana
  5. (dated) An instruction book systematically arranged.
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process by which a task is completed
programming, object-oriented: subroutine or function of a class or object
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Verb edit

method (third-person singular simple present methods, present participle methoding, simple past and past participle methoded)

  1. (transitive) To apply a method to.
  2. (casting, by extension, transitive) To apply particular treatment methods to (a mold).
    The company employs extensive use of 3D modelling combined with solidification simulation to ensure that critical castings are properly methoded.
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Noun edit

method (plural methods)

  1. (skateboarding, snowboarding) Ellipsis of method air..

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