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Systems and methods for doing things

method

noun

a way of doing something, especially a planned or established way

system

noun

a method of organizing or doing things

way

noun

a method for doing something

means

noun

a method for doing or achieving something

basis

noun

a particular method or system used for doing or organizing something

mode

noun

a particular way of doing something

procedure

noun

a way of doing something, especially the correct or usual way

tactic

noun

a particular method or plan for achieving something

manner

noun

the way that you do something, or the way that something happens

technique

noun

a method of doing something using a special skill that you have developed

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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