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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. 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.
  • n. The study or theoretical analysis of such working methods.
  • n. The branch of logic that deals with the general principles of the formation of knowledge.
  • n. Usage Problem Means, technique, or procedure; method.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The study of methods used in a field.
  • n. A collection of methods, practices, procedures and rules used by those who work in some field.
  • n. The implementation of such methods etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The science of method or arrangement; a treatise on method.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A branch of logic whose office it is to show how the abstract principles of the science are to be applied to the production of knowledge; the doctrine of definition and division; in a broader sense, the science of method in scientific procedure.
  • n. A treatise on method.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the branch of philosophy that analyzes the principles and procedures of inquiry in a particular discipline
  • n. the system of methods followed in a particular discipline

Etymologies

From method + -ology (Wiktionary)

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