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

Examples of methodological in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pollsters have identified many challenges that have consistently arisen in recent years and made adjustments to overcome the hurdles in their path, but how their methodological changes affect their estimates relative to actual vote tallies won't become apparent until after the election. Geoffrey Skelley, ABC News, 30 May 2024 Critiques of the study The researchers clearly tried to avoid the methodological problems that caused Kosinski’s 2023 paper on LLMs and theory of mind to come under criticism. IEEE Spectrum, 20 May 2024 These ratings distill the empirical record and methodological transparency of each pollster into a single rating (from 0.5 to 3.0 stars) that tells our model how seriously to take its polls. G. Elliott Morris, ABC News, 25 Apr. 2024 If it’s done in the right way, this low-level, super in-the-weeds methodological stuff won’t deliver headlines. John Pavlus, Quanta Magazine, 25 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for methodological 

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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 20 Jun. 2024.

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