Pronunciation: (meth'u-diz"um), [key]
1. the doctrines, polity, beliefs, and methods of worship of the Methodists.
2. (l.c.) the act or practice of working, proceeding, etc., according to some method or system.
3. (l.c.) an excessive use of or preoccupation with methods, systems, or the like.
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