moderation

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (US) IPA: ˌmɑdəˈreɪʃən

Noun[change]

Singular
moderation

Plural
moderations

  1. (uncountable) Moderation is the quality of doing things at a reasonable level, not too much or too little, too hard or too gently, etc.
    It's OK to have some sweets, as long as you do so in moderation.
    I try to remember that a healthy path is balance, variety and moderation.
    The president, widely respected as a voice of wisdom and moderation, has died.

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