methodology

[ meth-uh-dol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌmɛθ əˈdɒl ə dʒi /

noun, plural meth·od·ol·o·gies.

a set or system of methods, principles, and rules for regulating a given discipline, as in the arts or sciences.
Philosophy.
  1. the underlying principles and rules of organization of a philosophical system or inquiry procedure.
  2. 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

From the New Latin word methodologia, dating back to 1790–1800. See method, -o-, -logy

OTHER WORDS FROM methodology

meth·od·o·log·i·cal [meth-uh-dl-oj-i-kuh l] /ˌmɛθ ə dlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectivemeth·od·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverbmeth·od·ol·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for methodological

methodology
/ (ˌmɛθəˈdɒlədʒɪ) /

noun plural -gies

the system of methods and principles used in a particular discipline
the branch of philosophy concerned with the science of method and procedure

Derived forms of methodology

methodological (ˌmɛθədəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivemethodologically, adverbmethodologist, noun
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