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American English: /ˈmɑdəkəm/
British English: /ˈmɒdɪkəm/


  • (no plural) [formal]a modicum of something
    un atisbo de algo [formal]
    un mínimo de algo
    Example sentences
    • It's done in a spirit of fun, and relies on a modicum of good faith among the participants.
    • All it would take is a bit of gumption and a modicum of courage.
    • With a modicum of imagination and a dash of invention, a good story could be built from this one.

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