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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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Smith's method of recovering "memories" may have been influenced by a technique similar to age regression hypnosis.
The process of deciding what is moral by Smith's method, or any other philosopher's, may ultimately be circular, or, perhaps more accurately, it may be like a conceptual Mobius strip, with no clear sides and perhaps no beginning or end.
In the film's most extended example of Smith's method of leavening dramatic scenes with comic kicks, the low of the couple's breakup is quickly undercut with a very funny scene dominated by the twosome previously seen in Smith's earlier pics, Jay (Jason Mewes), a surreally comic version of a teenage slacker, and Silent Bob (Smith), who tells Holden a relevant story from his own past that gives the film its title.