hodo-, hod-, od-

(Greek: way, a going, a traveling; road, path)

hodoneuromere (s) (noun), hodoneuromeres (pl)
An embryonic body segment together with the segmental nerves that supply it: "The hodoneuromere is a metameric segment, or section, which is the length of the neural tube with its pair of nerves and their branches."
hodophile (s) (noun), hodophiles (pl)
Someone who is fond of or who loves traveling.
hodophilia (s) (noun), hodophilias (pl)
A love or fondness for traveling.
hodophobia (s) (noun), hodophobias (pl)
An irrational hatred of traveling: Whenever Mr. Smithson, suffering from hodophobia, even thought about going on a journey, he experienced an intense anxiety, and so he decided just to stay at home and enjoy his garden.
hodoscope (s) (noun), hodoscopes (pl)
In physics, an assembly of particle detectors used for observing the paths of cosmic-ray and other particles; used to study cosmic radiation or to study particles in accelerator experiments.
method (s) (noun), methods (pl)
1. A way of doing something or carrying something out; especially, according to a plan.
2. An orderly thought, action, or technique; as in, there is no method at all in his filing system.
3. The procedures and techniques characteristic of a particular discipline or field of knowledge; especially, a scientific one.
4. A means or manner of procedure, especially a regular and systematic way of accomplishing something.
5. Orderly arrangement of parts or steps to accomplish an end.
method acting (s) (noun) (no comparables)
A technique of acting in which the actor recalls emotions and reactions from past experience and uses them in identifying with and applying them to the individualization of the character being portrayed.
methodical (adjective), more methodical, most methodical
1. Referring to that which is arranged or has proceeded in a regular or a systematic order.
2. Characterized by systematic and ordered habits or behaviors.
Methodist (s) (noun), Methodists (pl)
1. A member of an evangelical Protestant church founded on the principles of John and Charles Wesley in England in the early 18th century and characterized by active concern with social welfare and public morals: "Originally, the word Methodist applied to members of a society founded at Oxford, from the methodical habits of life and worship it promoted.
2. Uncapitalized: Someone who emphasizes or insists on systematic procedures.
methodize (verb), methodizes; methodized; methodizing
To reduce or to arrange something according to a system.
odograph (s) (noun), odographs (pl)
1. An instrument for recording the distance and course traveled by a vehicle.
2. A recording odometer or a pedometer.
3. An instrument for recording courses steered by a vessel with the distances or lengths of time run on each one.
odometer (s) (noun), odometers (pl)
1. A device built into the dashboard of a vehicle that records the distance traveled.
2. An instrument that indicates distance traveled by a vehicle.
3. Etymology: from 1791, in Thomas Jefferson's writing, American English; borrowed from French odometre, from Greek hodometron from hodos, "way" + metron, "measure".
odometry (s) (noun), odometries (pl)
1. A measurement of distances with an instrument attached to the wheel of a vehicle.
2. A wheel used by surveyors, which registers distances.
period (s) (noun), periods (pl)
1. A rather large interval of time that is meaningful in the life of a person, in history, etc., because of its particular characteristics.
2. Any specified division or portion of time: poetry of the period from 1603 to 1660.
3. A round of time or series of years by which time is measured.
4. A round of time marked by the recurrence of some phenomenon or occupied by some recurring process or action.
5. The point of completion of a round of time or of the time during which something lasts or happens.
6. A specific length of time during school hours that a student spends in a classroom, laboratory, etc., or has free.
7. Any of the parts of equal length into which a game is divided.
8. The time during which something runs its course.
9. The present time.
10. The point or character (.) used to mark the end of a declarative sentence, indicate an abbreviation, etc.; a full stop.
11. A full pause, as is made at the end of a complete sentence; a full stop.
12. A sentence; especially, a well-balanced, impressive sentence.
13. A term used to indicate an occurrence of menstruation.
14. A time of the month during which menstruation occurs.
15. The basic unit of geologic time, during which a standard rock system is formed.
16. The duration of one complete cycle of a wave or oscillation; the reciprocal of the frequency.
17. A musical division of a composition, usually a passage of eight or sixteen measures, complete or satisfactory in itself, commonly consisting of two or more contrasted or complementary phrases ending with a conclusive cadence.
18. In astronomy, "a period of rotation"; the time in which a body rotates once on its axis or "a period of revolution"; the time in which a planet or satellite revolves once about its primary.
19. Noting, pertaining to, evocative of, imitating, or representing a historical period or the styles which are current during a specific period of history; such as, period costumes; a period play.
20. Used by a speaker or writer to indicate that a decision is irrevocable or that a point is no longer discussable: "I forbid you to leave, period."
21. Etymology: A "course or extent of time", from Modern Latin periodus, "recurring portion, cycle", from Latin periodus, "a complete sentence"; also "cycle of the Greek games" from Greek periodos, "rounded sentence, cycle, circuit, period of time"; literally, "going around", from peri-, "around" plus hodos, "a going, a way, a journey".

Sense of "repeated cycle of events" led to that of "interval of time". Meaning "dot marking end of a sentence" first recorded in 1609, from a similar use in Modern Latin. Sense of "menstruation" dates from 1822. Educational sense of "portion of time set apart for a lesson" is from 1876. Used in the sporting sense is attested from 1898.

periodic (adjective) (not comparable)
1. Recurring at intervals of time; such as, periodic revivals of an interest in etymology.
2. Occurring or appearing at regular intervals.
3. Repeated at irregular intervals; intermittent.
4. In physics: Recurring at equal intervals of time.
5. With reference to a mathematical function, having a graph that repeats after a fixed interval (period) of the independent variable.
6. In astronomy, characterized by a series of successive circuits or revolutions, as the motion of a planet or satellite and pertaining to a period, as of the revolution of a heavenly body.
7. A reference to or characterized by rhetorical periods, or periodic sentences.

A cross reference of word units that are related, directly and/or indirectly, with "electricity": electro-; galvano-; ion-; piezo-; -tron; volt; biomechatronics, info; mechatronics, info.