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Method appears in the following tongue twister:

  • Sounding by sound is a sound method of sounding sounds.
    (by Pierre Abbat)

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Usage statistics for the noun method:

spoken English17.99%written English82.01% imaginative writing8.71%informational writing91.29%

The word method and its family (methodical, methodological, methodologies, methodology, methods) are included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun method

What does method mean as a name of something?

Method is one of the top 1000 most common nouns. It is used mostly in informational writing, being one of the top 1000 most common nouns in informational written English.

noun - plural:

  • method: methods
  • Method: Methods

  1. a way of doing something, especially a systematic way; implies an orderly logical arrangement (usually in steps)
  2. 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

Alternative definition of the noun method


  1. A process by which a task is completed; a way of doing something.
  2. A type of theatrical acting wherein the actor utilizes his personal emotions from personal experience to portray a scripted scene.
  3. [programming] In object-oriented languages, a subroutine or function belonging to a class or object.
  4. [slang] Marijuana.

Specialised definition of the noun method

Glossary of sports

in teaching, the way instruction is presented to facilitate learning, based on variables including age, skill level, class size, discipline, and the physical environment (Mark H. Anshel. 1991. Dictionary of the Sport and Exercise Sciences. Human Kinetics Books Champaign, Illinois)


  1. "Method" is a 2004 thriller film directed by Duncan Roy. The international co-production is a film within a film about a cast and crew who are in Romania to make a film about serial killer, Belle Gunness.
  2. "Method" is a 2013 short comedy, drama film written by Peter Mooney, and directed by Gregory Smith .
  3. "Method" is a 2011 short comedy film written by Alexandra Barreto and Chad Crone and directed by Rider Strong and Shiloh Strong.

Phrases with Method

  1. method acting
  2. Dayi Method
  3. gram method
  4. read method
  5. Euler Method
  6. gram's method
  7. lamaze method
  8. powder method
  9. rhythm method
  10. Barrier Method
  11. bradley method
  12. leboyer method
  13. calendar method
  14. eclectic method
  15. Fluorine Method
  16. Fridrich Method
  17. maieutic method
  18. socratic method
  19. teaching method
  20. Cash-Karp Method

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Method

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Google previewMathematical Aspects of Boundary Element Methods (1999)

by Marc Bonnet, Anna-Margarete Sandig, Wolfgang L Wendland

Our new method is an approximate Galerkin method, where the integrals arising in the matrix are computed by quadrature. The important...

Google previewAdvancement in Sensing Technology (2012)

New Developments and Practical Applications by Subhas Mukhopadhyay, Krishanthi P. Jayasundera, Anton Fuchs

The first detection method is the use of a superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID). Although a SQUID magnetometer is a standard tool for biomagnetic measurements, liquid nitrogen or helium and its maintenance are essential.

Google previewThe Finite Element Method in Heat Transfer and Fluid Dynamics, Third Edition (2010)

by J. N. Reddy, D.K. Gartling

The Þnite element method is a powerful computational technique for the solution of differential and integral equations that arise in various Þelds of engineering and applied science. The method is a generalization of the classical variational ...

Google previewThe Medical I Ching (1992)

Oracle of the Healer Within by Miki Shima

The intermediate divination method is a greatly simplified technique compared to the full divination method.

The simplified divination method is an extremely uncomplicated casting method requiring only three divisions of the sticks — the first ...

Google previewAeroservoelasticity (2015)

Modeling and Control by Ashish Tewari

The Mach-box method is a systematic and reasonably accurate method for generalized forces and flutter calculations, but can give...

Another shortcoming of the Mach-box method is the dependence of the grid on the Mach number, which makes it difficult to be used in a...

An alternative velocity potential formulation to the Mach-box method is that of Evvard [28, 51], where the requirement of considering ...

Google previewAdvances in Neural Networks - ISNN 2004 (2004)

International Symposium on Neural Networks, Dalian, China, August 19-21, 2004, Proceedings by Fuliang Yin, Jun Wang, Chengan Guo

The first method is the incremental learning approach, in which a large-scale problem is divided into many small subproblems that are learned sequently...

Google previewMethods in Food Analysis (2014)

by Rui M. S. Cruz, Igor Khmelinskii, Margarida Vieira

The Soxhlet method is the most commonly used for lipid extraction because it has the main advantage of extracting the...

However, a major limitation of the Soxhlet method is the application to other polar molecular species present in oil that might be important...

Google previewMolecular Spectroscopy: Modern Research (2012)

by K.N. Rao

THE CONTACT TRANSFORMATION METHOD The basic idea ofthe contact transformation method is that we...

What is achieved by the contact transformation method is a kind of separation of the vibration—rotation Hamiltonian, which ...

Google previewMonte Carlo Methods for Electromagnetics (2009)

by Matthew N.O. Sadiku

The first and the more common method is the fixed random walk, where the step size is fixed.

Google previewEquity (1995)

In Theory and Practice by H. Peyton Young

If, in addition, one wants to stay within the quota, then Hamilton's method is the obvious solution. But this is susceptible to the population and ...

Google previewThe SAGE Dictionary of Qualitative Inquiry (2014)

by Thomas A. Schwandt

Nomothetic knowledge Logics Abduction Deduction Inductive analysis Means Analytic induction Analytic memos Careers Coding Comparative case method Computerassisted data analysis Constant comparison, method of Content analysis ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words (2008)

by Diagram Group

curettage A surgical method of scraping out a thin layer of tissue for analysis or disposal. See D & C. cystectomy Surgery to remove the bladder; also used to refer to surgery to remove a cyst.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chromatography 2004 Update Supplement (2004)

by Jack Cazes

validation of an analytical method is the process by which it is established, by laboratories studies, that the ...

Google previewDictionary of Environmental Economics (2014)

by Renat Perelet, Anil Markandya, Pamela Mason, Tim Taylor

method. (TCM). This was developed to estimate the recreational demand for a site when market prices are not available. This applies the travel cost methodology, using the cost of travel to a site as a proxy for the entrance price to a site.

Google previewOregon Biographical Dictionary (1999)

by Jan Onofrio

The previous method for the high jump was to straddle the bar with a lead arm and leg, followed by the other arm and leg while the stomach faced the ground. Fosbury's method incorporates a turn just prior to the leap, the jumper goes over the ...

Google previewMongolian English Dictionary (2013)

by Bawden,

ways and means, possibilities, ~ буюу inevitably, with no choice, ~ дом magic means, magic methods, magic,~ дүйтэй skilful, ~дэг method , practice,~жор recipe, ~ замways and means, paths,~ зүй methodology, ~ зүйн ...

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Method acting is a label I don't really understand, because there's a method to everybody's acting. (Dougray Scott)
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Scrabble value of M3E1T1H4O1D2

The value of this 6-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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