meth·​od·​o·​log·​i·​cal ˌme-thə-də-ˈlä-ji-kəl How to pronounce methodological (audio)
: of or relating to method or methodology
methodologically adverb

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Moreover, the methodological quirk only affects the CPI. Gwynn Guilford, WSJ, 25 Oct. 2022 Other than chilling the dough, the other methodological variant of note was baking temperature: Some call for a relatively cooler 325-degree oven, some for a very hot 375-degree oven, but most bake at 350. Los Angeles Times, 20 Oct. 2022 The composition of the Index is a mine-field of methodological problems and challenges to interpretation. George Calhoun, Forbes, 23 May 2021 The literature is vast and diverse with interpretations to please every ideological or methodological taste. Douglas Smith, WSJ, 13 Sep. 2022 The most salient difference between foreign and domestic candy might not be chemical or methodological, but rather philosophical. Amanda Mull, The Atlantic, 31 Aug. 2022 Galp's carbon footprint is calculated on an annual basis using the methodological framework established by The Greenhouse Gas Protocol – Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard, supplemented by the relevant industry norms. Judith Magyar, Forbes, 26 May 2022 No colleagues were harmed by an article expressing a methodological disagreement, and the association ought to be able to handle one anodyne dissent in a sea of fashionable perspectives. Elliot Kaufman, WSJ, 29 Aug. 2022 But the movement—constrained by methodological commitments rather than by substantive moral ones—has proved vulnerable to rapid changes in its priorities from unexpected quarters. Gideon Lewis-kraus, The New Yorker, 8 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of methodological was in 1849

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“Methodological.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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