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Pronunciation:  `mâdu'reyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the action of lessening in severity or intensity; "the object being control or moderation of economic depressions"
  2. [n]  the trait of avoiding excesses
  3. [n]  quality of being moderate and avoiding extremes
  4. [n]  a change for the better

MODERATION is a 10 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: easing, moderateness, relief, temperance
 Antonyms: immoderateness, immoderation, intemperance
 See Also: abatement, abstemiousness, alteration, breath of fresh air, change, control, decrease, degree, diminution, disembarrassment, golden mean, grade, level, modification, natural virtue, reasonableness, reduction, restraint, sobriety, step-down



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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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