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Definition of method noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] a particular way of doing something method (of something) a reliable/effective/scientific method of data analysis method (of doing something) a new method of solving the problem traditional/alternative methods method (for something/for doing something) the best method for arriving at an accurate prediction of the costs see also direct method
  2. 2[uncountable] the quality of being well planned and organized
  3. Idioms
    there's (a) method in somebody's madness
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    there is a reason for someone's behavior and it is not as strange or as stupid as it seems
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: method