method

Definitions

  • Methods of Sawing Quartered Logs
    Methods of Sawing Quartered Logs
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n 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
    • n method a way of doing something, especially a systematic way; implies an orderly logical arrangement (usually in steps)
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Method of Using the Eight-Square Scale on the Steel-Square Method of Using the Eight-Square Scale on the Steel-Square
Method of Using the Winding-Sticks Method of Using the Winding-Sticks
Methods of Attaching Box Bottoms Methods of Attaching Box Bottoms
Methods of attaching Table Top to Rails Methods of attaching Table Top to Rails
METHODS OF PUNISHMENT METHODS OF PUNISHMENT
Method of loading kiln cars Method of loading kiln cars
Method of Loading lumber Method of Loading lumber
Method of loading Kiln Car Method of loading Kiln Car

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Americans write approximately 50 billion checks a year making it the second most frequent payment method used after cash
    • Method 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.
    • Method 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.
    • Method (Nat. Hist) Classification; a mode or system of classifying natural objects according to certain common characteristics; as, the method of Theophrastus; the method of Ray; the Linnæan method.
    • Method Orderly arrangement, elucidation, development, or classification; clear and lucid exhibition; systematic arrangement peculiar to an individual. "Though this be madness, yet there's method in it.""All method is a rational progress, a progress toward an end."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Modern coffee brewing methods use approximately 200° water.
    • n method Orderly regulation of conduct with a view to the attainment of an end; systematic procedure subservient to the purpose of any business; the use of a complete set of rules for carrying out any plan or project: as, to observe method in business or study; without method success is improbable: in this and the next two senses only in the singular.
    • n method A system, or complete set, of rules of procedure for attaining a given end; a short way to a desired result; specifically, in logic, a general plan for setting forth any branch of knowledge whatever; that branch of logic which teaches how to arrange thoughts for investigation or exposition.
    • n method Any way or manner of conducting any business.
    • n method A plan or system of conduct or action; the way or mode of doing or effecting something: as, a method of instruction; method of classification; the English method of pronunciation.
    • n method In music: Manner of performance : technique; style.
    • n method A manner or system of teaching.
    • n method An instruction-book, systematically arranged.
    • n method A method, introduced by Frischen, in duplex telegraphy for eliminating the effect of the transmitted current on the instruments at the transmitting station while leaving them available to record any message received at the same time. See telegraphy.
    • n method A method invented by Cauchy of treating the integral calculus. See residual.
    • n method A method in which, in analytical geometry, the functions which vanish on straight lines, etc.. are represented by single letters.
    • n method In algebra, a method in which, by the aid of umbræ, qualities are written as powers of polynomials.
    • n method Compression of the uterus made by the hand of the accoucheur in order to squeeze out the placenta after the birth of the child.
    • n method A method of resuscitation, in cases of asphyxia from chloroform or ether, by stroking the lower portion of the chest with the fingers in order to stimulate respiration and the action of the heart.
    • n method Induction of general anaesthesia by a mixture of chloroform, ether, and petroleum ether administered by inhalation.
    • n method Preparatory cuttings fit the stand for its reproduction by the removal of dead, dying, or defective trees, and prepare the ground for the germination of seeds. A stand in which one or more preparatory cuttings have been made is in the preparatory stage.
    • n method Seed cuttings encourage seed production by the further opening of the stand, and admit light in quantity favorable for the development of young growth. A forest in which one or more seed cuttings have been made is in the seedling stage.
    • n method Removal cuttings gradually remove the mature stand which would otherwise retard the development of the young trees. A stand in which one or more removal cuttings have been made is in the removal stage.
    • n method The final cutting is the last of the removal cuttings, in which all of the old stand still remaining is cut. Also called shelter-wood compartment system, method of successive thinnings, compartment system, and high forest compartment system.
    • n method In physical, the method of statistical mechanics in which a great number of systems, similar in nature but differing as to configurations and velocities, are simultaneously considered.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The high jump method of jumping head first and landing on the back is called the Fosbury Flop.
    • n Method meth′ud the mode or rule of accomplishing an end: orderly procedure: manner: orderly arrangement: system, rule, classification: manner of performance: an instruction-book systematically arranged
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Quotations

  • Claude M. Bristol
    Claude%20M.%20Bristol
    “These repetitive words and phrases are merely methods of convincing the subconscious mind.”
  • Dr. Paul Tournier
    Dr. Paul Tournier
    “I have no methods; all I do is accept people as they are.”
  • James Thurber
    James%20Thurber
    “I always begin at the left with the opening word of the sentence and read toward the right and I recommend this method.”
  • Nelson Jackson
    Nelson Jackson
    “I do not believe you can do today's job with yesterday's methods and be in business tomorrow.”
  • William Shakespeare
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    “Though this be madness, yet there is method in it. [Hamlet]”
  • T. S. Eliot
    T.%20S.%20Eliot
    “There is no method but to be very intelligent.”

Idioms

Method in his madness - If there's method in someone's madness, they do things in a strange and unorthodox way, but manage to get results.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. méthode, L. methodus, fr. Gr. meqodos method, investigation following after; meta` after + "odo`s way
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. methodus—Gr. methodosmeta, after, hodos, a way.

Usage

In literature:

But what is the usual method with young children?
"Spontaneous Activity in Education" by Maria Montessori
METHOD FOR PRUNING WHEN NECESSARY.
"Mysteries of Bee-keeping Explained" by M. Quinby
The student of Interrogative Analysis can apply this method to the examples given under the Analytic-Synthetic Method.
"Assimilative Memory" by Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
Every teacher will have his or her individual methods for teaching, discipline, and management of games.
"Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium" by Jessie H. Bancroft
It is really pitiful that there are so few who seek truth, and who do not pursue a perverse method of philosophizing.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11" by Various
Either proves extremely valuable in some cases, but the Finsen method is the favorite method.
"Essentials of Diseases of the Skin" by Henry Weightman Stelwagon
A harsh method in some ships, in keeping one man bound for the good behaviour of another on leave.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
The first may be called the interest on the investment method, and the second the labor income method.
"The Young Farmer: Some Things He Should Know" by Thomas Forsyth Hunt
Under present methods much timber is rendered unfit for use by improper seasoning.
"Seasoning of Wood" by Joseph B. Wagner
This method prevents the paper from slipping while it is being cut.
"Bookbinding, and the Care of Books" by Douglas Cockerell
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In poetry:

Observe that the easiest
method by far
is to look a bit stupider
than you are.
"Meeting the Eye" by Piet Hein
CHRYSANTHUS.
Were I certain as of breath
I could claim it after death,
There was method in my madness.
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
The Lord is just and kind,
The meek shall learn his ways,
And every humble sinner find
The methods of his grace.
"Psalm 25 part 1" by Isaac Watts
In vain we seek for peace with God
By methods of our own:
Jesus, there's nothing but thy blood
Can bring us near the throne.
"Hymn 38 part 1" by Isaac Watts
Thou must be courted with persuasions kind,
(So obstinate, and so perverse thy mind!)
Ere he can thee, e'en by those methods, gain,
His proferr'd peace and pardon to obtain.
"Advice, To Search For The Lord Jesus Christ" by Rees Prichard
Then, as her head with terror swam,
"This method seems to suit you,"
Observed the ass, "so here I am."
Said she, "Get up, you brute you!"
And promptly screamed aloud for aid:
No ass was ever more dismayed.
"The Pampered Lapdog And The Misguided Ass" by Guy Wetmore Carryl

In news:

Angel food cake mix (1 step method).
Studies Question Heart Bypass, Angioplasty Method.
Revision of D7528 - 09 Standard Test Method for Bench Oxidation of Engine Oils by ROBO Apparatus .
WK39002 Standard Test Method for Bench Oxidation of Engine Oils by ROBO Apparatus .
Outside of Europe, grape (varietal) names have become the primary method of labeling wines.
D156-12: Standard Test Method for Saybolt Color of Petroleum Products (Saybolt Chromometer Method).
WK39339 Standard Test Method for Foam In Aqueous Media (Bottle Test).
The Ineffective Archival Methods of the Supreme Court.
Standard clean-up methods won't work in Arctic.
In this paper we present an automated method for classifying astronomical objects in multispectral wide-field images.
The method is divided into three main tasks.
There is no "official" method.
Enroll in an adult smoking cessation class and learn how you can quit smoking using a proven method.
However, a chant poem is a little more methodical than a triolet or rondeau.
the application of informatic methods to solve chemical problems ?
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In science:

Our methods are well established ones: the first-moment method for upper bounds; algorithmic analysis including the differential-equation method for lower bounds; and some more sophisticated arguments for the analysis of the scaling window.
Random MAX SAT, Random MAX CUT, and Their Phase Transitions
Alternative methods of identification of obstacles are mentioned: the Support Function Method (SFM) and the Modified Rayleigh Conjecture (MRC) method.
Analysis of a method for identification of obstacles
Key words and phrases: Inverse scattering, obstacle identification, support function method, linear sampling method, Modified Rayleigh Conjecture method.
Analysis of a method for identification of obstacles
Lines are the results of the 2 methods described, the solid curves are the method introduced here, the dotted lines are the method of Dorogovtsev et. al.
Potts Model On Random Trees
We are thus able to consider larger system-sizes than other numerical methods, such as exact diagonalization and the recursion method based on the Landauer formula, which is one of the advantages of the present method.
Magnetotransport in inhomogeneous magnetic fields
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