noun, plural meth·od·ol·o·gies.
- 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.
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Origin of methodology
OTHER WORDS FROM methodologymeth·od·o·log·i·cal [meth-uh-dl-oj-i-kuhl], /ˌmɛθ ə dlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectivemeth·od·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverbmeth·od·ol·o·gist, noun
Example sentences from the Web for methodology
Progress, then, is not a "natural" fact, but a methodological one.A Grammar of Freethought|Chapman Cohen
There was in this a methodological rule, a very natural rule—so natural, indeed, that it was not even necessary to formulate it.Creative Evolution|Henri Bergson
But this, quite obviously, is merely a methodological precept, not a law of Nature.Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays|Bertrand Russell
Under such circumstances it is utterly impossible from a methodological standpoint to regard them otherwise than identical.Teutonic Mythology, Vol. 1 of 3|Viktor Rydberg, Ph.D.
A big part of the difference is methodological, rather than inherent in the nature of the phenomena themselves.The Value of Money|Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.