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 René 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.

Famous quotes containing the word method:

    I have a new method of poetry. All you got to do is look over your notebooks ... or lay down on a couch, and think of anything that comes into your head, especially the miseries.... Then arrange in lines of two, three or four words each, don’t bother about sentences, in sections of two, three or four lines each.
    Allen Ginsberg (b. 1926)

    ... [a] girl one day flared out and told the principal “the only mission opening before a girl in his school was to marry one of those candidates [for the ministry].” He said he didn’t know but it was. And when at last that same girl announced her desire and intention to go to college it was received with about the same incredulity and dismay as if a brass button on one of those candidate’s coats had propounded a new method for squaring the circle or trisecting the arc.
    Anna Julia Cooper (1859–1964)

    Frankly, I adore your catchy slogan, “Adoption, not Abortion,” although no one has been able to figure out, even with expert counseling, how to use adoption as a method of birth control, or at what time of the month it is most effective.
    Barbara Ehrenreich (b. 1941)