Definition of “method” - English Dictionary

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“method” in British English

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methodnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈmeθ.əd/ us /ˈmeθ.əd/

B1 a particular way of doing something:

Travelling by train is still one of the safest methods of transport.
The new teaching methods encourage children to think for themselves.

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  • That method hasn't worked, so let's try your way.
  • This method of growing tomatoes never fails.
  • What is the most reliable method of contraception?
  • She criticized the police's methods of crowd control.
  • We used different methods of calculation, but we both got the same result.

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

“method” in American English

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methodnoun [ C ]

us /ˈmeθ·əd/

a way of doing something:

New teaching methods encourage children to think for themselves.
Automated telephone answering service is one method being used to cut business costs.

(Definition of “method” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“method” in Business English

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methodnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈmeθəd/ us

(Definition of “method” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)