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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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Under this method, taxpayers can use the contract price for repairs to their residence to determine the decrease in FMV of their personal residence.
This paper shows how I use scholarship from many disciplines to teach qualitative methods in sociology.
For this volume of Library Trends, each author was invited to describe a particular research method and include examples of its use in LIS studies.
On behalf of Tax Executives Institute (TEI), I am writing to urge that the Last-In, First-Out (LIFO) inventory accounting method be retained as part of the Internal Revenue Code.
The scope of this method is as follows: This method describes a procedure for measuring the crushing resistance of a laboratory fluted strip of corrugating medium, and provides a means of estimating, in the laboratory, the potential flat crush resistance of a corrugated board.
This would follow in the tradition of LLNA, which used a 3Rs method to help us better predict allergen potency by taking advantage of advances in biological understanding and statistical methodology.
We believe it's time to change the method of accounting for life insurance, and in this article we'll describe an alternative method we think FASB should consider.
ASTM D2663 method B defines the agglomerate count method which uses the Leigh-Dugmore formula and the microtoming sample preparation process (ref.
1) The study by Kulczycki and colleagues (2) in this issue of Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health shows that the method is not popular among some women.
Therefore, we need a method of looking directly into the posterior tympanum in a way that preserves the integrity of the tissue.
2002-62 provides relief to tax payers who selected one of these two fixed-payment safe-harbor methods by permitting them to make a one-time change from such a method to the third safe-harbor method, where the amount changes from year to year based on the value of the account from which the distributions are made.
All the instructors take professional training that meets the World Organization of the Ovulation Method standards.

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