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.
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Idioms

    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

Related forms

pro·mod·er·a·tion, adjective
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Moderations

/ (ˌmɒdəˈreɪʃənz) /

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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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