I have reviewed individual methods about their pros and cons, corresponding scope conditions, deliverables, and their applications in Europe.

Can deliverables be used here to refer to things a method can bring to? For example, I use the method of in-situ measurement to test air quality, and I will get concentrations of PM2.5, CO2, etc. I don't want to use the word results, because I think results refer to exact value/readings, which is not the focus.

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    deliverables is something of a jargon buzzword in the IT industry, where it usually means things which can be easily identified by the customer as having been received especially as a product of a development process. The customer can see that development is progressing, if he can see that his IT system is significantly better than it was before the most recent "incremental upgrade". There will often be agreed time-based targets for certain features to be delivered, with the customer being expected to "sign off / accept" various "deliverables" soon after each incremental upgrade. Commented Sep 18, 2019 at 13:55
  • ahhh, I see. thank you. Then deliverables is not the word....Do you have any word recommendations for my case?
    – Elizabeth
    Commented Sep 18, 2019 at 13:58
  • I don't know your exact context (what you're talking about, who you're saying it to, what you mean, etc.), so I can't say what word might be best. I explained how deliverables is usually used (you could look at Google Books for written examples), but I don't know if it suits your context (and I don't know why you say it's "not the word" for you). Commented Sep 18, 2019 at 14:09

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Deliverable (noun)

Something that can be provided or achieved as a result of a process:

What are the project deliverables?

Tell them what the deliverables are and what they are going to be charged.

Deliverable (adjective)

Able to be delivered, achieved, or produced:

The goods must be in a deliverable state at the time of the contract.

The goods were not in a deliverable state.


Can deliverables be used here to refer to things a method can bring to?

Yes, it is!

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