- 1The avoidance of excess or extremes, especially in one’s behavior or political opinions: he urged the police to show moderationMore example sentences
- They are encouraging young people to associate alcohol with excess and extreme moderation.
- That's what I favour - moderation and responsible behaviour.
- From the disease model point of view, moderation of addictive behavior is an unrealistic goal for a true addict.
- 1.1The action of making something less extreme, intense, or violent: the union’s approach was based on increased dialogue and the moderation of demandsMore example sentences
- A real decline in inflation would depend in the moderation of wage demands by ‘organised groups of workers’, indicated Government sources.
- This is probably more precaution than I would take on my weblog, particularly the moderation of unregistered comments.
- They're basically young toughs in these projects, and they're just not responding to any kind of calls for moderation to the violence, not even from their parents, by the way.
- 2 Physics The retardation of neutrons by a moderator.More example sentences
- Soil water content was measured three times per week by neutron moderation method at 10, 20, 40, 60, and 80 cm depths.
- The individual fibers absorb water, which can contribute to thermal moderation.
- Within reasonable limits; not to excess: nuts can be eaten in moderationMore example sentences
in moderate quantities/amounts, within (sensible) limits; moderately
- Hence the need to regularly swim, cycle, or walk - all in moderation and within your limits of course.
- When used in moderation or used in excess on an infrequent basis, the primary effects can be short term.
- When it comes to dieting, the official view - eat a balanced diet in moderation, and do exercise - is probably the right one.
late Middle English: via Old French from Latin moderatio(n-), from the verb moderare 'to control' (see moderate).