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moderation

[ mod-uh-rey-shuhn ]
/ ˌmɒd əˈreɪ ʃən /
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noun

the quality of being moderate; restraint; avoidance of extremes or excesses; temperance.
the act of moderating.
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Idioms for moderation

    in moderation, without excess; moderately; temperately: to drink in moderation.

Origin of moderation

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

OTHER WORDS FROM moderation

pro·mod·er·a·tion, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for moderation

moderation
/ (ˌmɒdəˈreɪʃən) /

noun

the state or an instance of being moderate; mildness; balance
the act of moderating
in moderation within moderate or reasonable limits
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