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modus operandi

  

      n   pl   , modi operandi   procedure; method of operating  
     (C17: from Latin)  
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modus ponens     (Latin)  
      n     (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  
     (literally: mood that affirms)  

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modus tollens     (Latin)  
      n     (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  
     (literally: mood that denies)  

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modus vivendi  
      n   pl   , modi vivendi   a working arrangement between conflicting interests; practical compromise  
     (C19: from Latin: way of living)  

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modus operandi

  
  
method, operation, practice, praxis, procedure, process, system, technique, way  

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Mods, modulus, mod, module

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