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Definition of modus operandi noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

modus operandi

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌməʊdəs ˌɒpəˈrændiː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmoʊdəs ˌɑːpəˈrændiː//
 
[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. Word OriginLatin, literally ‘way of operating’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: modus operandi