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- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈməʊ.dʌs ˌɒp.ə.ɹæn.daɪ/
- (General New Zealand) IPA(key): /ˈmɐʉ.dɘs ˌɔp.ɘ.ɹɛn.dɒe/, /ˈmɐʉ.dɘs ˌɔp.ɘ.ɹɛn.di/
- (colloquial) A person or thing's normal mode of operation.
- 2001, Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl, pages 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.
- (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.
person or thing's method of operation
habits from a criminal
- Hyphenation: mo‧dus‧o‧pe‧ran‧di
For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:modus operandi.
modus operandi m (plural modus operandi or modi operandi)
- modus operandi (method of operation)
modus operandi m (plural modus operandi)