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noun arrangement, blueprint, classification, consistency, course, course of action, custom, discipline, essablished order, fixed order, formula, habit, layout, logical order, manner, master plan, means, mode, modus, order, orderliness, orderly arrangement, orderly dispooition, organization, plan, practice, procedure, process, program of action, ratio, reduction to order, regular arrangement, regularity, regularity of action, routine, rule, scheme of arrangement, sequence, settled procedure, setup, system, tactic, technique, uniformity, via, way, working plan
Associated concepts: business methods, method of operaaions
See also: act, arrangement, array, avenue, behavior, campaign, channel, conduct, conduit, contrivance, course, custom, device, direction, disposition, expedient, facility, form, guide, instrumentality, key, manner, means, mode, modus operandi, opportunity, order, plan, policy, practice, procedure, process, regularity, rule, scheme, science, solution, strategy, style, system, technicality, technique, undertaking, usage

METHOD. The mode of operating or the means of attaining an object.
     2. It has been questioned whether the method of making a thing can be patented. But it has been considered that a method or mode may be the subject of a patent, because, when the object of two patents or effects to be produced is essentially the same, they may both be valid, if the modes of attaining the desired effect are essentially different. Dav. Pat. Cas. 290; 2 B. & Ald. 350; 2 H. Bl. 492; 8 T. R. 106; 4 Burr. 2397; Gods. on Pat. 85; Perpigna, Manuel des Inventeurs, &c., c. 1, sect. 5, Sec. 1, p. 22.

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From the external quality-assessment survey performed in 2009, it appears that recalibration of total bilirubin was "in progress" for the Roche and Abbott methods, which caused undesirably high interlaboratory variation.
With the Immage and Abbott methods high values were found for ceruloplasmin in ERM-DA470k/IFCC, whereas Olympus, Roche, and Dako Hitachi methods gave low values.
The largest variance for the Beckman turbidimetric method differed from those for HPLC and the Abbott methods.