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[mod-uh-rey-shuh n] /ˌmɒd əˈreɪ ʃən/

the quality of being ; restraint; avoidance of extremes or excesses; temperance.
the act of .
moderations, British. the first public examinations at Oxford University for the B.A. degree in mathematics or in classics.
in moderation, without excess; moderately; temperately:
to drink in moderation.
plural noun
short for Honour Moderations
the state or an instance of being moderate; mildness; balance
the act of moderating
in moderation, within moderate or reasonable limits

early 15c., from Old French moderacion (14c.) “alteration, modification; mitigation, alleviation,” from Latin moderationem (nominative moderatio) “a controlling, guidance, government, regulation; moderation, temperateness, self-control,” noun of action from moderatus (see moderate (adj.)).


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