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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.]
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modus operandi

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

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

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

modus operandi

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

nModus Operandi m
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