|an arrangement of five objects, as trees, in a square or rectangle, one at each corner and one in the middle.|
|the offspring of a zebra and a donkey.|
|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.