modus operandi

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin modus operandi, from modus (manner, method) and operandi (of working)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈməʊ.dʌs ˌɒp.ə(ɹ).æn.daɪ/

Noun[edit]

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modus operandi (plural modi operandi)

  1. (colloquial) A person or thing's normal mode of operation.
  2. (law enforcement) A known criminal's established habits and mode of work when committing specific offences, especially fraud, matched with characteristics of an unsolved crime to narrow down (limit to a specific list) or profile suspects.

Quotations[edit]

  • 2001Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl, p 92-93
    Failing that, if contact was absolutely necessary, a series of thumb jabs to the nerve cluster at the base of the neck would be his chosen modus operandi—quiet as a whisper.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin

Noun[edit]

modus operandi

  1. modus operandi

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

modus operandi m (plural modus operandi or modi operandi)

  1. modus operandi (method of operation)

Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin modus operandī (literally manner or method of working).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmo.ðus o.peˈɾan.di/

Noun[edit]

modus operandi m (plural modus operandi)

  1. modus operandi

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