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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]
coloring the process or method of imparting color. [1/4 definitions]
computation a method or system of computing or calculating. [1/3 definitions]
cookery the art or method of cooking. [1/2 definitions]
counterpoint a method of composing or arranging music in which diverse but harmonious melodies are played at the same time. [1/3 definitions]
crop rotation a method of breaking disease cycles and renewing the fertility of the soil by planting a succession of different crops on the same piece of land.
crucifixion a method of execution in which the condemned person is tied or nailed to a cross. [1/3 definitions]
C-section abbreviation of "Caesarean section", a method of delivering an endangered fetus in which an incision is made through the walls of the mother's abdomen and uterus.
cure the act or a method of preserving food, tobacco, or the like, as by salting, smoking, or drying. [1/7 definitions]
dialectical materialism a materialist philosophy and conception of history developed by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels through their application of Hegel's dialectical method.
disguise a method of concealing something. [1/5 definitions]
double-blind of or designating a method of testing in which both the experimenter and the subjects are ignorant of which subjects are receiving the active treatment.
drainage the act or method of draining. [1/3 definitions]
dry-cleaning a method of cleaning clothes that uses liquid chemicals instead of water.
echo sounding a method of determining the depth of a body of water by measuring the time the echo of an emitted sound wave takes to return from the bottom.
eclectic a person who uses an eclectic method or takes an eclectic approach. [1/3 definitions]
eclecticism an eclectic method or system, or the practicing or advocating of such.
egress an act, instance, method, or place of exit or emergence. [1/2 definitions]
Eleatic of or pertaining to an ancient Greek school of philosophy that developed a systematic method of inquiry, esp. into the illusory character of plurality, movement, and change. [1/2 definitions]
electoral process a set of steps and procedures agreed upon as the method for conducting an election, such as the processes for selecting candidates, registering voters, casting votes, and counting votes.
electroporation in genetics, a method of introducing foreign DNA into a cell by means of an electric pulse that makes the cell membrane more permeable.