Meaning of METHOD in English

METHOD

/ ˈmeθəd; NAmE / noun

1.

[ C ] method (of sth / of doing sth) | method (for sth / for doing sth) a particular way of doing sth :

a reliable / effective / scientific method of data analysis

a new method of solving the problem

traditional / alternative methods

the best method for arriving at an accurate prediction of the costs

—see also direct method

2.

[ U ] the quality of being well planned and organized

IDIOMS

- there's (a) method in sb's madness

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WORD ORIGIN

late Middle English (in the sense prescribed medical treatment for a disease ): via Latin from Greek methodos pursuit of knowledge, from meta- (expressing development) + hodos way.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.