• (GA) enPR: mŏd'ə-rāʹ-shən; IPA: /ˌmɑdəˈɹeɪʃən/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˌmɒdəˈɹeɪʃən/


  1. The state or quality of being moderate; avoidance of extremes
    • 1772, Robert Clive, :
      Mr. Chairman, at this moment I stand astonished at my own moderation!
    • 1821 October 12, Lord Byron, :
      America is a model of force and freedom and moderation - with all the coarseness and rudeness of its people.
  2. An instance of moderating: bringing something away from extremes, especially in a beneficial way
  3. The process of moderating a discussion
    The moderation of a large online forum can be hard work.
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