Origin of method
Examples from the Web for method
Then French obstetricians advocated that the method would reduce pain and create a birthing environment free of stress.
Called by the hoity toity term of nasal insufflation, this method was used by some in Asia till a few hundred years ago.Powdered Measles Vaccine Could Be Huge for Developing World|Kent Sepkowitz|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Its method of transit is direct person-to-person contact with body fluids.
He says he has perfected the method to reduce the risk of falling ill.
“I have chosen a ‘middle-ground’ method of moderation, a sort of behind-the-scenes prodding,” he wrote in a posting.
Such a method results not only in added clearness, but also in emphasis.Public Speaking|Clarence Stratton
It was the only method of safety, and I am glad we have it at last.
For commercial purposes the English method of making the spawn into bricks has some advantages over the French "flake" process.
The confusion of thought which has led to the misconceptions about defence as a method of war is due to several obvious causes.Some Principles of Maritime Strategy|Julian Stafford Corbett
This training is as much a guarantee of success as any other method known.Clairvoyance and Occult Powers|Swami Panchadasi
British Dictionary definitions for method (1 of 2)
Word Origin for method
British Dictionary definitions for method (2 of 2)
- a technique of acting based on the theories of Stanislavsky, in which the actor bases his role on the inner motivation of the character he plays
- (as modifier)a Method actor
Word Origin and History for method
early 15c., "regular, systematic treatment of disease," from Latin methodus "way of teaching or going," from Greek methodos "scientific inquiry, method of inquiry, investigation," originally "pursuit, a following after," from meta- "after" (see meta-) + hodos "a traveling, way" (see cede). Meaning "way of doing anything" is from 1580s; that of "orderliness, regularity" is from 1610s. In reference to a theory of acting associated with Russian director Konstantin Stanislavsky, it is attested from 1923.