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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
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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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The procedure provides three safe-harbor methods that permit individuals to calculate the decrease in FMV of their personal residences and one safe-harbor method that allows individuals to calculate the decrease in FMV of their personal belongings.
This paper shows how I use scholarship from many disciplines to teach qualitative methods in sociology.
I suggest that this article was a "wake-up" call, challenging our field to adopt new research methods that would allow us to learn more about our clients than about, for example, the number of items circulated.
The SAGE Handbook of Quantitative Methodology for the Social Sciences was written to introduce quantitative social scientists, applied statisticians, and graduate students to a broad range of state-of-the-art quantitative methods applicable to the social sciences.
All individual TIPs or Test Methods are available for electronic or paper delivery.
We have learned over time that the development of successful alternative methods in toxicology testing requires the successful integration of three elements: First, there must be a solid foundation of understanding the basic biology and toxicology of the tissues and organs being studied.
Revenue-based alternatives, such as the pro-ratable income and present value income methods, also have been proposed.
The two methods this article will focus on are a modified AMEDA method and a reflected light automatic dispersion tester.
In TEI's view, consistency in the use of methods would lessen this disparity and produce a more equitable result.
5) with the recognition that gender-based inequalities are a major force driving the epidemic, the development of prevention methods over which women have some control became an imperative.
This method has three primary advantages over other methods used to study the posterior tympanum.
The IRS issued guidance (Q&A 12 in Notice 89-25) that provided three safe-harbor methods for satisfying this exception.

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