See also: modération
From Middle French [Term?], from Old French moderacion, from Latin moderātiō. Morphologically moderate + -ion.
- (General American) enPR: mŏd'ə-rāʹ-shən; IPA(key): /ˌmɑdəˈɹeɪʃən/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌmɒdəˈɹeɪʃən/
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- Rhymes: -eɪʃən
moderation (countable and uncountable, plural moderations)
- The state or quality of being moderate; avoidance of extremes
- 1696, William Stephens, An Account of the Growth of Deism in England, page 17:
- ...It regulates and governs the Passions of the Mind, and brings them into due moderation and frame...
- 1772, Robert Clive, :
- Mr. Chairman, at this moment I stand astonished at my own moderation!
- 1821 October 12, Lord Byron, :
- America is a model of force and freedom and moderation - with all the coarseness and rudeness of its people.
- An instance of moderating: bringing something away from extremes, especially in a beneficial way
- 1936 March, The Southern Lumberman, page 34:
- With the quick moderation of the weather some buying has appeared that had been held up because of the extremely cold weather […] .
- The process of moderating a discussion
- The moderation of a large online forum can be hard work.
state or quality of being moderate; avoidance of extremes
instance of moderating; to bring away from extremes
moderating a discussion: supervision; mediation
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