moderation

[ mod-uh-rey-shuh n ]
/ ˌmɒd əˈreɪ ʃən /

noun

the quality of being moderate; restraint; avoidance of extremes or excesses; temperance.
the act of moderating.
moderations, British. the first public examinations at Oxford University for the B.A. degree in mathematics or in classics.

QUIZZES

CAN YOU ACE THIS QUIZ ABOUT “COMPLIMENT” VS. “COMPLEMENT”?

Take this quiz to see if you really know the difference between “compliment” and “complement"!
Question 1 of 11
“Compliment” and “complement” had a shared meaning a long time ago, but today they are no longer interchangeable.

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for moderations

British Dictionary definitions for moderations (1 of 2)

Moderations
/ (ˌmɒdəˈreɪʃənz) /

pl n

British Dictionary definitions for moderations (2 of 2)

moderation
/ (ˌmɒdəˈreɪʃən) /

noun

the state or an instance of being moderate; mildness; balance
the act of moderating
in moderation within moderate or reasonable limits
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012