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English Dictionary: moderation by the DICT Development Group
2 results for moderation
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. quality of being moderate and avoiding extremes [syn: moderation, moderateness]
    Antonym(s): immoderateness, immoderation
  2. a change for the better
    Synonym(s): easing, moderation, relief
  3. the trait of avoiding excesses
    Synonym(s): temperance, moderation
    Antonym(s): intemperance
  4. the action of lessening in severity or intensity; "the object being control or moderation of economic depressions"
    Synonym(s): moderation, mitigation
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Moderation \Mod`er*a"tion\, n. [L. moderatio: cf. F.
      1. The act of moderating, or of imposing due restraint.
      2. The state or quality of being mmoderate.
                     In moderation placing all my glory, While Tories
                     call me Whig, and Whigs a Tory.         --Pope.
      3. Calmness of mind; equanimity; as, to bear adversity with
                     The calm and judicious moderation of Orange.
      4. pl. The first public examinations for degrees at the
            University of Oxford; -- usually contracted to {mods}.
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