As an adjective didactic
As a noun methodology is
the study of methods used in a field.
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* didactick (obsolete)
Instructive or intended to teach or demonstrate, especially with regard to morality. (I.e., didactic poetry)
(medicine) Teaching from textbooks rather than laboratory demonstration and clinical application.
- The finest didactic poem in any language.
(archaic) A treatise on teaching or education.
The study of methods used in a field.
(proscribed) A collection of methods, practices, procedures and rules used by those who work in some field.
The implementation of such methods etc.
Etymologically, methodology' refers to the ''study'' of methods. Thus the use of '''methodology as a synonym for (methods) (or other simple terms such as ''means,'' ''technique,'' or ''procedure ) is proscribed as both inaccurate and pretentious.