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Definition of modus operandi noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


modus operandi

NAmE//ˌmoʊdəs ˌɑpəˈrændi//
, NAmE//ˌmoʊdəs ˌɑpəˈrændaɪ//
[singular] (from Latin) (formal) (abbreviation MO)
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a particular method of working The police gave a full description of the thief's modus operandi.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: modus operandi