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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 meth·od /ˈmɛθəd/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 meth·od /ˈmɛθəd/ 名詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology

 方法 法

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Meth·od n.
 1. An orderly procedure or process; regular manner of doing anything; hence, manner; way; mode; as, a method of teaching languages; a method of improving the mind.
 2. Orderly arrangement, elucidation, development, or classification; clear and lucid exhibition; systematic arrangement peculiar to an individual.
    Though this be madness, yet there's method in it.   --Shak.
    All method is a rational progress, a progress toward an end.   --Sir W. Hamilton.
 3. Nat. Hist. Classification; a mode or system of classifying natural objects according to certain common characteristics; as, the method of Theophrastus; the method of Ray; the Linnaean method.
 Syn: -- Order; system; rule; regularity; way; manner; mode; course; process; means.
 Usage: -- Method, Mode, Manner. Method implies arrangement; mode, mere action or existence. Method is a way of reaching a given end by a series of acts which tend to secure it; mode relates to a single action, or to the form which a series of acts, viewed as a whole, exhibits. Manner is literally the handling of a thing, and has a wider sense, embracing both method and mode. An instructor may adopt a good method of teaching to write; the scholar may acquire a bad mode of holding his pen; the manner in which he is corrected will greatly affect his success or failure.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a way of doing something, especially a systematic way;
          implies an orderly logical arrangement (usually in steps)