modus operandi

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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 method of operation of the higher intelligences was Tom Finnegan's theme, and he desired to find out if Jurgis had ever considered that the representation of things in their present similarity might be altogether unintelligible upon a more elevated plane.
Not only is it's method of operation well worth a look - its price will amaze
A1/2We tend to apply the sort of standards of interpretation that we would apply to, let's see, a Mitt Romney, that we would to her, and it's usually wrong, because her plans are so cryptic and her method of operation is so unconventional,e he said.
The general method of operation is based on the theory of differential mobility separation.
The general public are equally keen to see a method of operation that is more resilient in changing market conditions and produces consistently better results.
Cornerstone had not only grown accustomed to the building's first class services and method of operation, but also to the unparalleled 360 degree views the company enjoys from its tower floors," Berkey added.
The company adds, "The method of operation is simple--a narrow laser beam provides a measuring reference line and the 4D Microgage Receiver measures where this laser line lands on an internal detector and determines the position of a machine or subassembly relative to this laser reference beam.
Royal Worcester finance director, David Ward said: "The restructuring of the company, which is virtually complete, has led to a method of operation which demands innovative and flexible financing.
Ms Stuart (Lab, Edgbaston) said she was also critical of the Post Office's method of operation and said it was a shining example of bad business sense.
Additionally, companies were notified of this new method of operation via email and in some cases these email addresses were expired.
Their method of operation for attacking us has been waiting five to seven years.
About two weeks earlier, a man had used a similar method of operation to rob another clerk, after which the Cehajics had a security camera installed.

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