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Meaning of METHODOLOGY

Pronunciation:  `methu'dâlujee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the system of methods followed in a particular discipline
  2. [n]  the branch of philosophy that analyzes the principles and procedures of inquiry in a particular discipline
 

METHODOLOGY is a 11 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: methodological analysis
 
 See Also: epistemology, method, scientific method

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Meth`od*ol"o*gy\, n. [Gr. ? method + -logy.]
The science of method or arrangement; a treatise on method.
--Coleridge.

 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

1. An organised, documented set of procedures and guidelines for one or more phases of the software life cycle, such as analysis or design. Many methodologies include a diagramming notation for documenting the results of the procedure; a step-by-step "cookbook" approach for carrying out the procedure; and an objective (ideally quantified) set of criteria for determining whether the results of the procedure are of acceptable quality.

An example is The yourdon methodology.

2. A pretentious way of saying "method".

 
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