methodology


meth·od·ol·o·gy

noun \ˌme-thə-ˈdä-lə-jē\

: a set of methods, rules, or ideas that are important in a science or art : a particular procedure or set of procedures

plural meth·od·ol·o·gies

Full Definition of METHODOLOGY

1
:  a body of methods, rules, and postulates employed by a discipline :  a particular procedure or set of procedures
2
:  the analysis of the principles or procedures of inquiry in a particular field

Examples of METHODOLOGY

  1. He blamed the failure of their research on poor methodology.
  2. <for solving crossword puzzles my usual methodology is to begin by filling in all of the answers I'm reasonably sure of>

Origin of METHODOLOGY

New Latin methodologia, from Latin methodus + -logia -logy
First Known Use: 1800

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