[moh-duh s op-uh-ran-dee, -dahy; Latin moh-doos oh-pe-rahn-dee] /ˈmoʊ dəs ˌɒp əˈræn di, -daɪ; Latin ˈmoʊ dus ˌoʊ pɛˈrɑn di/
noun, plural modi operandi
[moh-dee op-uh-ran-dee, moh-dahy op-uh-ran-dahy; Latin moh-dee oh-pe-rahn-dee] /ˈmoʊ di ˌɒp əˈræn di, ˈmoʊ daɪ ˌɒp əˈræn daɪ; Latin ˈmoʊ di ˌoʊ pɛˈrɑn di/ (Show IPA)
mode of operating or working.
/ˈməʊdəs ˌɒpəˈrændiː; -ˈrændaɪ/
noun (pl) modi operandi (ˈməʊdiː ˌɒpəˈrændiː, ˈməʊdaɪ ˌɒpəˈrændaɪ)
procedure; method of operating
“way of doing or accomplishing,” 1650s, Latin, literally “mode of operating” (see modus). Abbreviation m.o. is attested from 1955.
modus operandi (m.o.) [(moh-duhs op-uh-ran-dee, op-uh-ran-deye)]
The way someone does something; a characteristic method: “Her modus operandi in buying a new car always included a month of research.” This phrase, often abbreviated “m.o.,” is used by police to describe a criminal’s characteristic way of committing a crime. From Latin, meaning “method of operation.”
n. “way in which anything is done,” 1640s, from Latin modus (plural modi), literally “a measure, extent, quantity; manner” (see mode (n.1)). Especially in modus operandi and modus vivendi.
- Modus ponens
/ˈməʊdəs ˈpəʊˌnɛnz/ noun 1. (logic) the principle that whenever a conditional statement and its antecedent are given to be true its consequent may be validly inferred, as in if it’s Tuesday this must be Belgium and it’s Tuesday so this must be Belgium
- Modus tollens
/ˈməʊdəs ˈtɒlˌɛnz/ noun 1. (logic) the principle that whenever a conditional statement and the negation of its consequent are given to be true, the negation of its antecedent may be validly inferred, as in if it’s Tuesday this must be Belgium and this isn’t Belgium so it’s not Tuesday
[moh-duh s vi-ven-dee, -dahy] /ˈmoʊ dəs vɪˈvɛn di, -daɪ/ noun, plural modi vivendi [moh-dee vi-ven-dee, moh-dahy vi-ven-dahy] /ˈmoʊ di vɪˈvɛn di, ˈmoʊ daɪ vɪˈvɛn daɪ/ (Show IPA) 1. manner of living; way of life; lifestyle. 2. a temporary arrangement between persons or parties pending a settlement of matters in debate. /ˈməʊdəs vɪˈvɛndiː; -ˈvɛndaɪ/ noun (pl) […]