- a procedure, technique, or way of doing something, especially in accordance with a definite plan: There are three possible methods of repairing this motor.
- a manner or mode of procedure, especially an orderly, logical, or systematic way of instruction, inquiry, investigation, experiment, presentation, etc.: the empirical method of inquiry.
- order or system in doing anything: to work with method.
- orderly or systematic arrangement, sequence, or the like.
- the Method. Also called Stanislavski Method, Stanislavski System. a 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.
- (usually initial capital letter) of, relating to, or employing the Method: a Method actor; Method acting.
- a way of proceeding or doing something, esp a systematic or regular one
- orderliness of thought, action, etc
- (often plural) the techniques or arrangement of work for a particular field or subject
- bell-ringing any of several traditional sets of changesSee major (def. 19), minor (def. 8)
- (sometimes not capital)
- a technique of acting based on the theories of Stanislavsky, in which the actor bases his role on the inner motivation of the character he plays
- (as modifier)a Method actor
n.early 15c., “regular, systematic treatment of disease,” from Latin methodus “way of teaching or going,” from Greek methodos “scientific inquiry, method of inquiry, investigation,” originally “pursuit, a following after,” from meta- “after” (see meta-) + hodos “a traveling, way” (see cede). Meaning “way of doing anything” is from 1580s; that of “orderliness, regularity” is from 1610s. In reference to a theory of acting associated with Russian director Konstantin Stanislavsky, it is attested from 1923. n.
- A means or manner of procedure, especially a regular and systematic way of accomplishing something.
- Orderly arrangement of parts or steps to accomplish an end.
- The procedures and techniques characteristic of a particular discipline or field of knowledge.