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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ And eggs, in moderation, are being rediscovered for their protein and vitamin content.
▪ But if moderation works, who knows to what heights of political harmony it might lead?
▪ But remember: moderation is the key.
▪ Educating young people to drink responsibly and in moderation is best achieved by parents setting a good example.
▪ He often said that religious fasts were bad for the health, and ate in moderation at all times.
▪ In such matters, moderation was only another name for sin.
▪ Not only is she walking the road of moderation in her diet, but in her fitness regimen as well.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Moderation \Mod`er*a"tion\, n. [L. moderatio: cf. F. mod['e]ration.]

  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.

  3. Calmness of mind; equanimity; as, to bear adversity with moderation.

    The calm and judicious moderation of Orange.

  4. pl. The first public examinations for degrees at the University of Oxford; -- usually contracted to mods.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

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.)).


n. The state or quality of being moderate; avoidance of extremes

  1. n. quality of being moderate and avoiding extremes [syn: moderateness] [ant: immoderation]

  2. a change for the better [syn: easing, relief]

  3. the trait of avoiding excesses [syn: temperance] [ant: intemperance]

  4. the action of lessening in severity or intensity; "the object being control or moderation of economic depressions"


Moderation is the process of eliminating or lessening extremes. It is used to ensure normality throughout the medium on which it is being conducted. Common uses of moderation include:

  • Ensuring consistency and accuracy in the marking of student assessments.
  • A moderator may remove unsuitable contributions from the website, forum or IRC channel they represent in accordance with their moderation system.
  • A more proactive nuance is found in the Methodist church's use of the term for the heads of its conferences.
  • A neutron moderator is used to slow down neutrons in a nuclear reactor.
  • A way of life emphasizing perfect amounts of everything, not indulging in too much of one thing, hence moderation.
Moderation (statistics)

In statistics and regression analysis, moderation occurs when the relationship between two variables depends on a third variable. The third variable is referred to as the moderator variable or simply the moderator. The effect of a moderating variable is characterized statistically as an interaction; that is, a categorical (e.g., sex, ethnicity, class) or quantitative (e.g., level of reward) variable that affects the direction and/or strength of the relation between dependent and independent variables. Specifically within a correlational analysis framework, a moderator is a third variable that affects the zero-order correlation between two other variables, or the value of the slope of the dependent variable on the independent variable. In analysis of variance (ANOVA) terms, a basic moderator effect can be represented as an interaction between a focal independent variable and a factor that specifies the appropriate conditions for its operation.

Moderation (disambiguation)

Moderation can refer to:

  • Moderation (philosophy), the process of eliminating or lessening extremes.
  • Moderation (statistics), when the relationship between two variables depends on a third variable.
  • Moderation (Internet), the practice of managing discussion on an online forum.
  • Moderation (game), the practice of refereeing multiplayer role-playing games.
  • the process of controlling fission within a nuclear reactor using neutrons.

Usage examples of "moderation".

Foreign intervention, openly invited and industriously instigated by the abettors of the insurrection, became imminent, and has only been prevented by the practice of strict and impartial justice, with the most perfect moderation, in our intercourse with nations.

Grotius, a man of genius and learning, who preserved his moderation amidst the fury of contending sects, and who composed the annals of his own age and country, at a time when the invention of printing had facilitated the means of intelligence, and increased the danger of detection.

After the procurator had gone I began to enjoy life at Trieste, but in strict moderation and with due regard for economy, for I had only fifteen sequins a month.

Fortune, which had taken pleasure in giving me a specimen of its despotic caprice, and had insured my happiness through means which sages would disavow, had not the power to make me adopt a system of moderation and prudence which alone could establish my future welfare on a firm basis.

I forgot to say that worrying, in moderation, is part of the Cuppy Plan.

A Gothic chief was heard to declare, with insolent moderation, that, for his own part, he was fatigued with slaughter: but that he was astonished how a people, who fled before him like a flock of sheep, could still presume to dispute the possession of their treasures and provinces.

As soon as they were gone I thanked Murray warmly for the moderation he had shewn, as a scandal would have only injured three innocent people.

He was twice discomfited in battle by Ceaulin, king of Wessex, and obliged to yield the superiority in the Heptarchy to that ambitious monarch, who preserved no moderation in his victory, and by reducing the kingdom of Sussex to subjection, excited jealousy in all the other princes.

Therefore do we grant unto them free entrance, for a time, into our Canaan, sobeit they observe the limits of decent moderation, and vex not our souls beyond Christian patience, hoping, moreover, that, seeing our righteous example, they may be converted from their evil ways, and trusting that the Lord will preserve us from defilement.

Crown to the property of the proscribed man, Tupha, to be asserted with moderation.

A natural mildness and moderation of temper preserved him from the assaults of passion, and the allurements of vice.

When Maximian had reluctantly abdicated the empire, the venal orators of the times applauded his philosophic moderation.

Moreover, the red berries, or their coloured fleshy cups, are not poisonous when taken in moderation, but rejecting the seeds.

Theodosius, we are reduced to illustrate the partial narrative of Zosimus, by the obscure hints of fragments and chronicles, by the figurative style of poetry or panegyric, and by the precarious assistance of the ecclesiastical writers, who, in the heat of religious faction, are apt to despise the profane virtues of sincerity and moderation.

Amadeus Atterbom, the leader of the Phosphorists, replied with much moderation and good sense to the obvious reflections upon his school which this poem contained.