Quiz: Remember the definition of mal de mer?
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.
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.