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Thursday, November 30, 2000

Definitions for modicum

  1. A small or moderate or token amount.

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Citations for modicum
Abraham Lincoln's childhood education, conducted almost entirely by himself, with only a modicum of schooling, is one of the most familiar stories in American history. Douglas L. Wilson, Honor's Voice
Ruth worked in the sociology department which had a garden in an internal courtyard that gave the place a modicum of charm. Gillian Slovo, Every Secret Thing
Origin of modicum
late Middle English
Modicum is from Latin modicus, moderate, from modus, measure.