Definition of moderator in English:

moderator

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɒdəreɪtə
 
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noun

  • 1An arbitrator or mediator: Egypt managed to assert its role as a regional moderator
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    • We applaud the efforts of model developers to look at mediators and moderators of effectiveness, and believe that this will be an extremely productive avenue of research.
    • Potential mediators and moderators of the relation between childhood peer rejection and negative outcomes have not been thoroughly tested.
    • Thus, it appears that ethnic identity more likely operates as a moderator or as a mediator or as a co-factor in protection from drug abuse.
  • 1.1A presiding officer, especially a chairman of a debate: the debates will each feature one moderator and a panel of three questioners
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    • Or had the retired general simply not considered the possibility that debate moderators would ask him questions?
    • Aggressive moderators don't get picked as debate moderators, Lou.
    • And my answer there is that my function as a debate moderator has always been to just to facilitate the exchange between the candidates, to get them to talk about it.
  • 1.2A Presbyterian minister presiding over an ecclesiastical body: the newly elected Moderator of the Dutch Reformed Church
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    • He has been the moderator of the Free Presbyterian Church since he founded it in 1951, a longer run in power than most popes.
    • Last month the former moderator of the Presbyterian Church, went so far as to call for an end to the withdrawal by Protestants from mixed towns and areas.
    • The organization constituted itself in January and elected as moderator the head of the Episcopal Diocese of New York.
  • 2British A person who reviews examination papers to ensure consistency, or otherwise oversees an examination: after marking by the tutor, the papers are returned to a moderator
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    • Reducing external assessment could save the £60 million spent on moderators and examiners for GCSEs and GNVQ courses, he claims.
    • Testers were observed by moderators during the examination.
    • Data quality was ensured by having the moderator present his coding to a team including the principal investigator, a research assistant, and the principal investigator's graduate students.
  • 3A person who moderates an Internet forum or online discussion.
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    • I'm not interested in reading only what your moderators approve.
    • The many list members cannot see which posts have not been approved by the few moderators.
    • We failed; the moderators filtered out our fake files.
  • 4 Physics A substance used in a nuclear reactor to retard neutrons: in a fast reactor there is no moderator to slow the reaction down
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    • Heavy water is a suitable and convenient moderator of neutrons in nuclear reactors.
    • The moderator provides neutrons, which are captured by the uranium atoms.
    • The most common moderators are substances of low atomic weight such as heavy water (deuterium oxide) or graphite.

Derivatives

moderatorship

noun
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  • If not, then the communities are not similar enough for that argument to apply for moderatorship.
  • Even if I'm not eligible for moderatorship, it would still be fun to watch the events.
  • No one here will get a moderatorship based on celebrity status or otherwise, the ones who got moderatorships here got them based on their support and treatment of me in the past.

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