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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Example sentences
Please consider moderation to be fair and not to shut it down after he has used
  these methods.
As with everything else, tho, moderation is the key.
Two principles, however, have survived this confusing roller-coaster ride of
  fad diets: balance and moderation.
Of course, too much coffee can make people jittery and even raise cholesterol
  levels, so food experts stress moderation.
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