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methodology

1. <programming> An organised, documented set of procedures and guidelines for one or more phases of the software life cycle, such as analysis or design. Many methodologies include a diagramming notation for documenting the results of the procedure; a step-by-step "cookbook" approach for carrying out the procedure; and an objective (ideally quantified) set of criteria for determining whether the results of the procedure are of acceptable quality.

An example is The Yourdon methodology.

2. A pretentious way of saying "method".

(1995-04-10)

 


Nearby terms: METEOR meter method methodology Methods me too metre
 

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