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Describing or relating to ways of doing things

bottom-up

adjective

starting with details rather than a general idea

formal

adjective

following the correct or suitable official methods

head-on

adverb

if you deal with a problem head-on, you deal with it in a very direct way

mechanised

a British spelling of mechanized

mechanized

adjective

a process that is mechanized is done using machines but was previously done by people or animals

through

adjective, adverb, preposition

by means of a particular method or experience

thus

adverb

in the way that has been mentioned, or by the method that has been mentioned

top-down

adjective

starting at a general level and then moving to more specific things

via

preposition

using a particular method or person to send or deliver something

whereby

adverb

used for saying that something is done according to the method, arrangement, rule etc that has been referred to

methodological

adjective

methodologically

adverb

as if

in such a way that something seems to be true

by dint of something

by means of something

by hand

using your hands rather than a machine

in a similar/orderly/spectacular etc fashion

in a particular way

in the style of

in a way that copies or is very much influenced by the style mentioned

on the hoof

while you are doing something else, especially going from one place to another

by/through the agency of

used for saying that a person or thing makes something happen

like this/like so

used when showing someone exactly how to do something

the end justifies the means

any methods, even bad ones, are allowed in order to achieve what you want, especially something good

there’s more than one way to skin a cat

used for saying that there is another way to get what you want, especially when other people are trying to prevent you from getting it

Open Dictionary

chicken raffle

any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat

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