modus operandi

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin modus operandī, from modus (manner, method) and operandī (of working).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈməʊ.dʌs ˌɒp.ə.ɹæn.daɪ/
  • (New Zealand) IPA(key): /ˈmɐʉ.dɘs ˌɔp.ɘ.ɹɛn.dɒe/, /ˈmɐʉ.dɘs ˌɔp.ɘ.ɹɛn.di/

NounEdit

 
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modus operandi (plural modi operandi or modus operandis)

  1. (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.
  2. (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.

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CebuanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English modus operandi, borrowed from Latin modus operandī.

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: mo‧dus‧o‧pe‧ran‧di

NounEdit

modus operandi

  1. (law enforcement) a modus operandi
  2. a person or thing's normal mode of operation

QuotationsEdit

For quotations using this term, see Citations:modus operandi.


FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /mɔ.dys ɔ.pe.ʁɑ̃(n).di/

NounEdit

modus operandi m (plural modus operandi)

  1. (law enforcement) modus operandi
    Synonym: mode opératoire

Further readingEdit


ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin modus operandī.

NounEdit

modus operandi

  1. modus operandi

PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

modus operandi m (plural modus operandi or modi operandi)

  1. modus operandi (method of operation)

SpanishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin modus operandī (literally manner or method of working).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌmodus opeˈɾandi/, [ˌmo.ð̞us o.peˈɾãn̪.d̪i]

NounEdit

modus operandi m (plural modus operandi)

  1. modus operandi

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