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moderation

[mod-uh-rey-shuhn]
noun
1.
the quality of being moderate; restraint; avoidance of extremes or excesses; temperance.
2.
the act of moderating.
3.
moderations, British. the first public examinations at Oxford University for the B.A. degree in mathematics or in classics.
Idioms
4.
in moderation, without excess; moderately; temperately: to drink in moderation.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English moderacion < Latin moderātiōn- (stem of moderātiō). See moderate, -ion

promoderation, adjective
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moderation (ˌmɒdəˈreɪʃən)
 
n
1.  the state or an instance of being moderate; mildness; balance
2.  the act of moderating
3.  in moderation within moderate or reasonable limits

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moderation
1437, from M.Fr. moderation, from L. moderationem (nom. moderatio) "moderating," from moderatus (see moderate (adj.)).
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