- a set or system of methods, principles, and rules for regulating a given discipline, as in the arts or sciences.
- the underlying principles and rules of organization of a philosophical system or inquiry procedure.
- the study of the principles underlying the organization of the various sciences and the conduct of scientific inquiry.
- Education. a branch of pedagogics dealing with analysis and evaluation of subjects to be taught and of the methods of teaching them.
Origin of methodology
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Examples from the Web for methodologies
In modern society we have many cults, religions and methodologies which have mental discipline as their goal.A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis
Methodologies for estimates of this type are approximate at best.
- the system of methods and principles used in a particular discipline
- the branch of philosophy concerned with the science of method and procedure
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Word Origin and History for methodologies
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