- 1The avoidance of excess or extremes, especially in one’s behaviour 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
relaxation, easing (off), reduction, abatement, weakening, slackening, diminution, diminishing, lessening, decrease, lightening, subsidence, contraction; tailing off, waning, decline, modulation, ebb, alleviation, attenuation, modification, mitigation, allaying, appeasement, assuagement, palliation, cushioning, damping, deadening, dulling; soothing, relief, softening, tempering, stilling, quelling, calming, pacification, placation, mollification, remission, extenuation• informal let-up
- 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.
- 2British The action or process of moderating examination papers, results, or candidates: coursework may need to be filed separately for the purposes of moderationMore example sentences
- They could have faced up to the fact that if one is to have a ranking-comparing examination or test, then one has to have some sort of moderation or scaling process.
- The process of marking and moderation will be completed by Wednesday, October 6, 2004.
- That was for production, printing, marking and moderation, not the fees schools pay.
- 2.1 (Moderations) The first public examination in some faculties for the BA degree at Oxford University: he took firsts in classical honour ModerationsMore example sentences
- Born in Shipston-on-Stour, he was educated at Winchester and later went up to New College, Oxford, and obtained a first-class degree in Moderations.
- Next year will see the examination timetable for Classics Moderations change considerably.
- This provides for candidates who have failed one or more papers in the new Moderations to enter for the Preliminary Examination.
- 3 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
- 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).