Moderation Mod`er*a"tion, n. [L. moderatio: cf. F. mod['e]ration.] 1. The act of moderating, or of imposing due restraint. [1913 Webster]

2. The state or quality of being mmoderate. [1913 Webster]

In moderation placing all my glory, While Tories call me Whig, and Whigs a Tory. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

3. Calmness of mind; equanimity; as, to bear adversity with moderation. [1913 Webster]

The calm and judicious moderation of Orange. --Motley. [1913 Webster]

4. pl. The first public examinations for degrees at the University of Oxford; -- usually contracted to {mods}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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