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.

Famous quotes containing the word method:

    One of the grotesqueries of present-day American life is the amount of reasoning that goes into displaying the wisdom secreted in bad movies while proving that modern art is meaningless.... They have put into practise the notion that a bad art work cleverly interpreted according to some obscure Method is more rewarding than a masterpiece wrapped in silence.
    Harold Rosenberg (1906–1978)

    The method of authority will always govern the mass of mankind; and those who wield the various forms of organized force in the state will never be convinced that dangerous reasoning ought not to be suppressed in some way.
    Charles Sanders Peirce (1839–1914)

    Relying on any one disciplinary approach—time-out, negotiation, tough love, the star system—puts the parenting team at risk. Why? Because children adapt to any method very quickly; today’s effective technique becomes tomorrow’s worn dance.
    Ron Taffel (20th century)