# Method

Method 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 (music), a kind of textbook to help students learning to play a musical instrument
• Method (patent), a series of steps or acts for performing a function
• Methodology, comparison or study and critique of individual methods that are used in a given discipline or field of inquiry
• Method acting, a style of acting in which the actor attempts to replicate the conditions under which the character operates
• Method (Godhead), the bassist and programmer for the industrial band Godhead
• Discourse on Method, a philosophical and mathematical treatise by RenĂ© Descartes
• Method (film), a 2004 film directed by Duncan Roy
• Method Products (branded as "method"), a San Francisco-based corporation which manufactures household products
• Method Studios, a Los Angeles-based visual effects company
• Method Incorporated, an international brand experience agency
• Method ringing, a British style of ringing church bells according to a series of mathematical algorithms
• Method Man, an American rapper.

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