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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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Histogram-based methods are very efficient when compared to other image segmentation methods because they typically require only one pass through the pixels.
A new 2D segmentation method based on dynamic programming applied to computer aided detection in mammography", Med Phys 2004; 31:958-971.
A Novel Iris Segmentation Method for Hand-held Capture Device, Proceedings of the International Conference on Biometrics, ICB 06, Hong Kong, China, 2006, pp.
Nowadays there are segmentation methods that apply fuzzy logic to the entropy function of the histogram of an image with the objective of improving and segmenting it.
In this work, we propose a color image segmentation method based on FMM neural networks.
In re-examining the utility offered by benefit segmentation method, Haley (1984) considered it as a useful approach in running two models of advertising process.
I sat in Gerald Zaltman's class in 1998 when I was a doctoral student at Harvard University and working on developing a home buyer segmentation method based on households' activity patterns.
Which segmentation method generates the most diagnostic heavy-user profiles?
Many segmentation methods have been developed in the past [Pal and Pal 1993; Haralick 1983] and it is generally the segmentation method that categorizes the coding technique.
First, it lends credence to Kale and Sudharshan's (1987) observation that the intermarket segmentation method is product class specific.
Kamakura (1988) has developed a segmentation method within the context of conjoint designs, and DeSarbo, Oliver, and Rangaswamy (1989) and Wedel and Steenkamp (1989) have proposed clusterwise regression approaches to market segmentation.
Superpixel segmentation is conducted on the frame where the moving object is to be detected with Preemptive SLIC [27], which is a variant of the famous superpixel segmentation method SLIC [28].