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methodology

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noun meth·od·ol·o·gy \ˌme-thə-ˈdä-lə-jē\

Simple Definition of methodology

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

Full Definition of methodology

plural meth·od·ol·o·gies

  1. 1 :  a body of methods, rules, and postulates employed by a discipline :  a particular procedure or set of procedures

  2. 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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