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# Algorithm vs. Method

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Algorithmnoun

Ordered steps that solve a mathematical problem. A precise step-by-step plan for a computational procedure that possibly begins with an input value and yields an output value in a finite number of steps.

Methodnoun

A process by which a task is completed; a way of doing something (followed by the adposition of, to or for before the purpose of the process):

‘One method of exercising a cat consists of making it follow the spot generated by a laser pointer.’; ‘If one method doesn't work, you should ask a friend to help you.’;

Algorithmnoun

(archaic) Calculation with Arabic numerals; algorism.

Methodnoun

A technique for acting based on the ideas articulated by Constantin Stanislavski and focusing on authentically experiencing the inner life of the character being portrayed.

Algorithmnoun

a precise rule (or set of rules) specifying how to solve some problem; a set of procedures guaranteed to find the solution to a problem.

Methodnoun

(object-oriented) A subroutine or function belonging to a class or object.

Algorithmnoun

a precise rule (or set of rules) specifying how to solve some problem

Methodnoun

(slang) Marijuana.

Algorithm

In mathematics and computer science, an algorithm ( (listen)) is a finite sequence of well-defined, computer-implementable instructions, typically to solve a class of specific problems or to perform a computation. Algorithms are always unambiguous and are used as specifications for performing calculations, data processing, automated reasoning, and other tasks.

Methodnoun

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Methodverb

to apply a method

Methodverb

to apply particular treatment methods to a mold

‘The company employs extensive use of 3D modelling combined with solidification simulation to ensure that critical castings are properly methoded.’;

Methodnoun

An orderly procedure or process; regular manner of doing anything; hence, manner; way; mode; as, a method of teaching languages; a method of improving the mind.

Methodnoun

Orderly arrangement, elucidation, development, or classification; clear and lucid exhibition; systematic arrangement peculiar to an individual.

‘Though this be madness, yet there's method in it.’; ‘All method is a rational progress, a progress toward an end.’;

Methodnoun

Classification; a mode or system of classifying natural objects according to certain common characteristics; as, the method of Theophrastus; the method of Ray; the Linnæan method.

Methodnoun

A technique used in acting in which the actor tries to identify with the individual personality of the specific character being portrayed, so as to provide a realistic rendering of the character's role. Also called the Method, method acting, the Stanislavsky Method or Stanislavsky System.

Methodnoun

a way of doing something, especially a systematic way; implies an orderly logical arrangement (usually in steps)