Meaning of METHOD in English

METHOD

noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ accurate , effective , efficient , good , practical , reliable , tried-and-tested ( esp. BrE ), tried-and-true ( esp. AmE )

Which ~ is the most effective?

▪ preferred

the preferred ~ of testing for each nutrient

▪ simple

▪ direct

▪ indirect

an indirect ~ of estimating a taxpayer's income

▪ comparative

▪ common , conventional , principal , standard , traditional , usual , well-established

▪ innovative , new , novel

▪ improved

improved teaching ~s and better interaction with students

▪ alternative , other

▪ different , various

▪ ingenious , unconventional , unorthodox , unusual

▪ accounting , farming , instructional ( AmE ), research , scientific , teaching , training , working ~s

modern farming ~s

▪ analytic ( esp. AmE ), analytical , computational , experimental , heuristic , mathematical , quantitative , statistical

This illustrates how experimental ~s can be used to explore these issues.

▪ contraceptive

a range of contraceptive ~s

VERB + METHOD

▪ adopt , apply , employ , follow , implement , use , utilize

the ~ adopted by the party for the selection of its candidates

We can apply these ~s to a wide range of problems.

▪ develop , devise , invent , pioneer , work out

New production ~s have been invented.

▪ change , improve

METHOD + VERB

▪ involve sth

This ~ involves cutting a very thin slice from the object.

▪ work

How does this ~ work?

▪ employ sth , rely on sth , use sth

This ~ employs computer software to guide the interviewers through the questionnaire.

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ for

an alternative ~ for resolving disputes

▪ ~ of

This is the best ~ of settling such arguments.

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .