method


method
noun
ADJECTIVE
accurate, effective, efficient, good, practical, reliable, tried-and-tested (esp. BrE), tried-and-true (esp. AmE)

Which method is the most effective?

preferred

the preferred method of testing for each nutrient

simple
direct
indirect

an indirect method of estimating a taxpayer's income

comparative
common, conventional, principal, standard, traditional, usual, well-established
innovative, new, novel
improved

improved teaching methods and better interaction with students

alternative, other
different, various
ingenious, unconventional, unorthodox, unusual
accounting, farming, instructional (AmE), research, scientific, teaching, training, working methods

modern farming methods

analytic (esp. AmE), analytical, computational, experimental, heuristic, mathematical, quantitative, statistical

This illustrates how experimental methods can be used to explore these issues.

contraceptive

a range of contraceptive methods

VERB + METHOD
adopt, apply, employ, follow, implement, use, utilize

the method adopted by the party for the selection of its candidates

We can apply these methods to a wide range of problems.

develop, devise, invent, pioneer, work out

New production methods have been invented.

change, improve
METHOD + VERB
involve sth

This method involves cutting a very thin slice from the object.

work

How does this method work?

employ sth, rely on sth, use sth

This method employs computer software to guide the interviewers through the questionnaire.

PREPOSITION
method for

an alternative method for resolving disputes

method of

This is the best method of settling such arguments.


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