noun (plural -gies) Etymology: New Latin methodologia, from Latin methodus + -logia -logy Date: 1800 1. a body of methods, rules, and postulates employed by a discipline ; a particular procedure or set of procedures 2. the analysis of the principles or procedures of inquiry in a particular field

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