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modus vi·ven·di(vĭ-vĕn′dē, -dī′)
n. pl. modi vivendi
1. A manner of living; a way of life.
2. A temporary agreement between contending parties pending a final settlement.
[New Latin modus vīvendī : Latin modus, mode, Latin vīvendī, genitive sing. gerund of vīvere, to live.]
modus vivendi(ˈməʊdəs vɪˈvɛndiː; -ˈvɛndaɪ)
n, pl modi vivendi (ˈməʊdiː vɪˈvɛndiː; ˈməʊdaɪ vɪˈvɛndaɪ)
a working arrangement between conflicting interests; practical compromise
[C19: from Latin: way of living]
mo•dus vi•ven•di(ˈmoʊ dəs vɪˈvɛn di, -daɪ
pl. mo•di vivendi (ˈmoʊ di, -daɪ)
1. manner of living; way of life; lifestyle.
2. a temporary arrangement between persons or parties pending a settlement of matters in debate.
[1875–80 < Latin]
A Latin phrase meaning method of living, used to mean a compromise that allows two conflicting people or attitudes to exist in relative harmony.
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|Noun||1.||modus vivendi - a temporary accommodation of a disagreement between parties pending a permanent settlement|
accommodation - a settlement of differences; "they reached an accommodation with Japan"
|2.||modus vivendi - a manner of living that reflects the person's values and attitudes|
fashion, manner, mode, style, way - how something is done or how it happens; "her dignified manner"; "his rapid manner of talking"; "their nomadic mode of existence"; "in the characteristic New York style"; "a lonely way of life"; "in an abrasive fashion"
fast lane - a hectic and pressured lifestyle often characterized by recklessness or dissipation; "life in fashion's fast lane has taught her a lot"
free living - a lifestyle given to easy indulgence of the appetites
vanity fair - a vain and frivolous lifestyle especially in large cities