1. <computer programming> An organised, documented set of procedures and guidelines for one or more phases of the software life-cycle, such as analysis or design. Many methodologies include a diagramming notation for documenting the results of the procedure; a step-by-step "cookbook" approach for carrying out the procedure; and an objective (ideally quantified) set of criteria for determining whether the results of the procedure are of acceptable quality.

An example is The Yourdon methodology.

2. A pretentious way of saying "method".

(01 Mar 1995)

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The science of method or arrangement; a treatise on method.

(01 Mar 1998)

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