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Meaning of methodology

meth•od•ol•o•gy

Pronunciation: (meth"u-dol'u-jē), [key]
— pl. -gies.
  1. a set or system of methods, principles, and rules for regulating a given discipline, as in the arts or sciences.
    1. the underlying principles and rules of organization of a philosophical system or inquiry procedure.
    2. the study of the principles underlying the organization of the various sciences and the conduct of scientific inquiry.
  2. a branch of pedagogics dealing with analysis and evaluation of subjects to be taught and of the methods of teaching them.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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