A means or manner of procedure, especially a regular and systematic way of accomplishing something: a simple method for making a pie crust; mediation as a method of solving disputes. See Usage Note at methodology. Orderly arrangement of parts or steps to accomplish an end: random efforts that lack method. The procedures and techniques characteristic of a particular discipline or field of knowledge: This field course gives an overview of archaeological method. A technique of acting in which the actor recalls emotions and reactions from past experience and uses them in identifying with and individualizing the character being portrayed.