Definition of Modus operandi

1. Noun. An unvarying or habitual method or procedure.

Exact synonyms: Routine
Generic synonyms: Procedure, Process
Specialized synonyms: Rat Race, Groove, Rut



Definition of Modus operandi

1. Noun. (colloquial) A person or thing's normal mode of operation. ¹

2. 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. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Modus Operandi

modulational
modulations
modulator
modulators
modulatory
module
modules
moduli
modulini
modulino
modulo
modulus
modulus of elasticity
modulus of rigidity
modus
modus operandi (current term)
modus operandum
modus operandus
modus ponens
modus tollens
modus vivendi
mody
moe
moegoe
moegoes
moel
moelline
moellon
moellons
moels

Literary usage of Modus operandi

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1879)
"A few tabular statements of the contrasted modus operandi of the different drugs would have greatly increased the value of the work to those who wished ..."

2. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1891)
"modus operandi of Blisters.—In his Address in Medicine at the Meeting of the British Medical Association at Bournemouth, Dr. Lauder Brunton spoke on the ..."

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