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Meaning of MODICUM

Pronunciation:  'mâdikum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a small or moderate or token amount; "England still expects a modicum of eccentricity in its artists"- Ian Jack
 

MODICUM is a 7 letter word that starts with M.

 

 See Also: small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Mod"i*cum\, n. [L., fr. modicus moderate, fr. modus.
See {Mode}.]
A little; a small quantity; a measured simply. ``Modicums of
wit.'' --Shak.

      Her usual modicum of beer and punch.     --Thackeray.

 
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