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mo·dus op·er·an·di

 (mō′dəs ŏp′ə-răn′dē, -dī′)
n. pl. mo·di operandi (mō′dē, -dī) Abbr. MO
1. A method of operating or functioning.
2. A person's manner of working.

[New Latin modus operandī : Latin modus, mode + Latin operandī, genitive sing. gerund of operārī, to work.]

modus operandi

(ˈməʊdəs ˌɒpəˈrændiː; -ˈrændaɪ)
n, pl modi operandi (ˈməʊdiː ˌɒpəˈrændiː; ˈməʊdaɪ ˌɒpəˈrændaɪ)
procedure; method of operating
[C17: from Latin]

mo•dus op•e•ran•di

(ˈmoʊ dəs ˌɒp əˈræn di, -daɪ
n., )


pl. mo•di operandi (ˈmoʊ di, -daɪ)
mode of operating; method of working.
[1645–55; < Latin]

modus operandi

A Latin phrase meaning method of operation, used to mean the way someone usually does something, for example a criminal. Often abbreviated to m.o.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.modus operandi - an unvarying or habitual method or proceduremodus operandi - an unvarying or habitual method or procedure
procedure, process - a particular course of action intended to achieve a result; "the procedure of obtaining a driver's license"; "it was a process of trial and error"
rat race - an exhausting routine that leaves no time for relaxation
groove, rut - a settled and monotonous routine that is hard to escape; "they fell into a conversational rut"

modus operandi

noun procedure, way, system, process, operation, practice, method, technique, praxis We reserve the right to alter our modus operandi.

modus operandi

noun
1. A method used in dealing with something:
2. The approach used to do something:
Translations

modus operandi

[ˈməʊdəsˌɒpəˈrændiː] Nmodo m de proceder, modus operandi m inv

modus operandi

nModus Operandi m
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The video, while not revealing anything new, is one more piece of evidence among many that confirms that the Israeli occupation is providing support to terrorist organizations in Syria and coordinating with them, which is hardly surprising as the Israeli authorities and the terrorist organizations operating in Syria share the same goal and employ similar modi operandi.
When they benchmark themselves against competitive systems, they often realize their modi operandi are out of date.