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modus operandi

noun [S] uk   /ˌməʊ.dəsˌɒp.əˈræn.diː/ us    /ˌmoʊ.dəsˌoʊ.pəˈrɑːn.di/ formal
a particular way of doing somethingWays of achieving things
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