modus operandi love


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A method of operating or functioning.
  • n. A person's manner of working.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person or thing's normal mode of operation.
  • n. 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • manner of operating. Often abbreviated to MO

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an unvarying or habitual method or procedure


New Latin modus operandī : Latin modus, mode + Latin operandī, genitive sing. gerund of operārī, to work.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin modus operandi, from modus ("manner, method") and operandi ("of working") (Wiktionary)


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