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Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • manner of operating. Often abbreviated to MO

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

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

  • noun an unvarying or habitual method or procedure

Etymologies

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

[New Latin modus operandī : Latin modus, mode + Latin operandī, genitive sing. gerund of operārī, to work.]

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

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