Method

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Method (Ancient Greek: μέθοδος, methodos) literally means a pursuit of knowledge, investigation, mode of prosecuting such inquiry, system. In recent centuries it more often means a prescribed process for completing a task. It may refer to:

  • Scientific method, a series of steps, or collection of methods, taken to acquire knowledge
  • Method (computer programming), a piece of code associated with a class or object to perform a task
  • Method (patent), under patent law, a protected series of steps or acts
  • Methodology, comparison or study and critique of individual methods that are used in a given discipline or field of inquiry
  • Discourse on the Method, a philosophical and mathematical treatise by René Descartes
  • Methods (journal), a scientific journal covering research on techniques in the experimental biological and medical sciences

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