ETYM French méthode, Latin methodus, from Greek methodos method, investigation following after; meta after + odos way.
US adaptation of Stanislavsky's teachings on acting and direction, in which importance is attached to the psychological building of a role rather than the technical side of its presentation. Emphasis is placed on improvisation, aiming for a spontaneous and realistic style of acting. One of the principal exponents of the Method was the US actor and director Lee Strasberg, who taught at the Actors Studio in New York.
A way of doing something, esp. a systematic one; implies an orderly logical arrangement (usually in steps).
In object-oriented programming, a process performed by an object when it receives a message. See also object (definition 2), object-oriented programming.