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Meaning of method

meth•od

Pronunciation: (meth'ud), [key]
— n.
  1. a procedure, technique, or way of doing something, esp. in accordance with a definite plan: There are three possible methods of repairing this motor.
  2. a manner or mode of procedure, esp. an orderly, logical, or systematic way of instruction, inquiry, investigation, experiment, presentation, etc.: the empirical method of inquiry.
  3. order or system in doing anything: to work with method.
  4. orderly or systematic arrangement, sequence, or the like.
  5. Also calleda theory and technique of acting in which the performer identifies with the character to be portrayed and renders the part in a naturalistic, nondeclamatory, and highly individualized manner.
—adj.
  1. (usually cap.) of, pertaining to, or employing the Method: a Method actor; Method acting.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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