the method or way in which something is accomplished.
the way to achieve s.th. A key element inherent in any claim for psychiatric harm is the means by which the shock is caused.
how a result is obtained or an end is achieved; "a means of control"; "an example is the best agency of instruction"; "the true way to success"
instrumentality used to achieve an end
an action taken or state of affairs selected or brought about for the sake of some objective
Philosophers often contrast means and ends. The ends we seek are the goals we try to achieve, while the means are the actions or things which we use in order to accomplish those ends. A hammer provides the means for pounding a nail in a piece of wood. Some philosophers, most notably Immanuel Kant, have argued that we should never treat human beings merely as means to an end.
Another term for actions. In Ethics, "means" are often contrasted with "ends" so that some ethical theories focus on the intrinsic goodness of an action while others look at the consequences of actions.
Guidelines for achieving target; priority action items in policy deployment approach.