|a screen or mat covered with a dark material for shielding a camera lens from excess light or glare.|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|1.||a way of proceeding or doing something, esp a systematic or regular one|
|2.||orderliness of thought, action, etc|
|3.||(often plural) the techniques or arrangement of work for a particular field or subject|
|4.||bell-ringing major See minor any of several traditional sets of changes|
|[C16: via French from Latin methodus, from Greek methodos, literally: a going after, from meta- after + hodos way]|
method meth·od (měth'əd)
A means or manner of procedure, especially a regular and systematic way of accomplishing something.
Orderly arrangement of parts or steps to accomplish an end.
The procedures and techniques characteristic of a particular discipline or field of knowledge.