Meaning of “method acting” in the English Dictionary

"method acting" in British English

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method actingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈmeθ.əd ˌæk.tɪŋ/ us /ˈmeθ.əd ˌæk.tɪŋ/ also the Method

a style of acting in which an actor tries to understand and feel the emotions of the character he or she represents:

Robert De Niro has been a faithful exponent of "the Method", immersing himself totally in his roles and gaining and losing whatever weight has been necessary to convey the character.
method actor
noun [ C ] uk us

(Definition of “method acting” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)