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method

Saltos de línea: method
Pronunciación: /ˈmɛθəd
 
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Definición de method en inglés:

sustantivo

1A particular procedure for accomplishing or approaching something, especially a systematic or established one: a method for software maintenance labour-intensive production methods
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • It is a useful means of organizing research methods and approaches to data analysis.
  • From there we also looked at who we would approach and what methods we would use to make contact.
  • James explained why he though organic methods are being widely practiced in the area.
Sinónimos
tack, approach, way, line, course of action, route, road;
strategy, tactic, plan, recipe, rule
1.1 [mass noun] The quality of being well organized and systematic in thought or action: historical study is the rigorous combination of knowledge and method
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The thumb and index finger of the right hand stand for wisdom and method combined.
  • I feel that this would be safer than the situation now is with no legal method.
  • They rarely come close enough for a good photograph unless they are lured in by some method.
Sinónimos
order, orderliness, organization, arrangement, structure, form, system, logic, planning, plan, design, purpose, pattern, routine, discipline
1.2 (usually Method) short for method acting. Paula was at least hip to the Method [as modifier]: reliance on Method technique

Origen

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'.

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  • Originally a method referred to a medical treatment for a disease, coming via Latin from Greek methodos ‘pursuit of knowledge’, based on hodos ‘way’. Methodist, the 18th-century evangelistic movement founded by Charles and John Wesley and George Whitefield is probably from the notion of following a specified ‘method’ of Bible study.

Frases

there is method in someone's madness

1
There is a sensible foundation for what appears to be foolish or strange behaviour: whatever he was about, there was method in his madness
[from Shakespeare's Hamlet ( ii. ii. 211)]
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • I know I have ranted about this here but I wanted to highlight that there is method in my madness.
  • These aren't just evil thugs, there is method in their madness, despite it seeming repellant to our eyes.
  • Maybe he knows how to cow the ox with whippings and threats; maybe there is method in his madness.

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