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3-D a method or medium for producing or showing images in, or as if in, three dimensions. [1/2 definitions]
approach means or method of dealing with something. [1/9 definitions]
architecture the style, character, or method of building design. [1/3 definitions]
arc welding a method of welding in which the extreme heat of an electric arc is used.
asepsis a method of treatment that is free of such microorganisms. [1/2 definitions]
at wits' end having exhausted every conceivable method or approach.
bastinado an Oriental method of punishment involving blows to the soles of the feet or buttocks with a stick. [1/4 definitions]
biofeedback a method for self-regulation of presumably involuntary bodily functions, such as heartbeat rate, with the aid of electronic monitors that display visual representations of such functions.
bombardier beetle any of several beetles that spray an acrid, irritating fluid from the abdomen as a method of self-defense.
boustrophedon an ancient method of writing in which the words run in opposite directions on alternate lines.
brainstorm to engage in a method of problem-solving or idea-gathering in which members of a group freely and spontaneously offer their thoughts and suggestions. [1/6 definitions]
broadcast a method of sowing seed by scattering it randomly over the soil. [1/9 definitions]
Caesarean section (sometimes l.c.) a method of delivering an endangered fetus, in which an incision is made through the walls of the mother's abdomen and uterus.
cameo a method of carving a gemstone so as to leave a slightly raised image of one color and a background of another. [1/3 definitions]
camouflage a method of concealing something such as a person, vehicle, or building, esp. from an enemy military force, by covering it or coloring it so as to imitate its surroundings. [3/5 definitions]
catechize to teach (someone) by a question and answer method, esp. religious principles. [1/2 definitions]
ceramic (pl.) the art or method of making ceramic objects or materials using a high-temperature kiln. [1/3 definitions]
chi-square a statistical method that determines to what degree the differences between expected data and data actually derived can be ascribed to chance, rather than to some general cause or principle.
chromatography a method of separating a mixture by passing it through a medium in which the component parts move at different rates.
cloture in U.S. parliamentary procedure, a method of ending debate and causing an immediate vote on the matter being discussed. [2 definitions]
collect on delivery a method of ordering or shipping goods in which payment is made, usu. in cash, when the goods are delivered; c.o.d. [1/2 definitions]