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Definition of "methodology" []

  • A body of practices, procedures, and rules used by those who work in a discipline or engage in an inquiry; a set of working methods: the methodology of genetic studies; a poll marred by faulty methodology. (noun)
  • The study or theoretical analysis of such working methods. (noun)
  • The branch of logic that deals with the general principles of the formation of knowledge. (noun)
  • Usage Problem Means, technique, or procedure; method. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "methodology" in a sentence
  • "Howard: What in the hell kind of methodology is that, and what would it prove?"
  • "The methodology is explained in this page and through this tool, people can send their secret follower messages, and anyone can also check out their own present."
  • "This article came from the Mexican press and, although the methodology is not detailed, clearly argues differently."