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Definition of the noun moderation

What does moderation mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: moderations

  1. quality of being moderate and avoiding extremes
  2. a change for the better
  3. the trait of avoiding excesses
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonym of moderation: temperance
    • more generic terms: natural virtue = one of the four virtues (prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance) derived from nature; control / restraint = discipline in personal and social activities
    • more specific words:
  4. the action of lessening in severity or intensity
    • example: the object being control or moderation of economic depressions
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of moderation: mitigation
    • more generic words: decrease / diminution / reduction / step-down = the act of decreasing or reducing something
    • more specific word: abatement = the act of abating

Alternative definition of the noun moderation


  1. The state or quality of being moderate; avoidance of extremes
  2. An instance of moderating: bringing something away from extremes, especially in a beneficial way
  3. The process of moderating a discussion


  1. "Moderation" is a musical album of Beady Belle.
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  1. Moderation is the process of eliminating or lessening extremes. It is used to ensure normality throughout the medium on which it is being conducted.
  2. Moderation: In statistics and regression analysis, moderation occurs when the relationship between two variables depends on a third variable. The third variable is referred to as the moderator variable or simply the moderator. The effect of a moderating variable is characterized statistically as an interaction; that is, a qualitative or quantitative variable that affects the direction and/or strength of the relation between dependent and independent variables. Specifically within a correlational analysis framework, a moderator is a third variable that affects the zero-order correlation between two other variables, or the value of the slope of the dependent variable on the independent variable. In analysis of variance terms, a basic moderator effect can be represented as an interaction between a focal independent variable and a factor that specifies the appropriate conditions for its operation.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Moderation

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Google previewDay's Collacon: an Encyclopaedia of Prose Quotations (1884)

Consisting of Beautiful Thoughts, Choice Extracts and Sayings, of the Most Eminent Writers of All Nations, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time, Together with a Comprehensive Biographical Index of Authors, and an Alphabetical List of Subjects Quoted

Moderation is an attendant of wisdom. Chung-Ne.

Moderation is a virtue in private and in public life. W. H. Seward...

Moderation is the inseparable companion of wisdom, but with it genius has not even a nodding acquaintance. Colton.

Google previewWoe to Christianity (2010)

Where Is Your Power? by Wesner Petit-Frere

Moderation is the right balance of behaviors as one responds to situations and circumstances of life that are welcome or not. It is the right expression of emotions and desires that sanctions the life of the believers in Christ. It is the right ...

Google previewForty Thousand Quotations, Prose and Poetical (1917)

Choice Extracts on History, Science, Philosophy, Religion, Literature, Etc. Selected from the Standard Authors of Ancient and Modern Times, Classified According to Subject by Charles Noel Douglas

Moderation The just medium. — Louis Philippe. Moderation is the pleasure of the wise. — Voltaire .

Google previewEdge-tools of Speech (1886)

Moderation is the inseparable companion of wisdom, but with genius has not even a nodding aequaintance.

Google previewOdd Derivations of Words, Phrases, Slang, Synonyms and Proverbs ... (1901)

by William Hardcastle Browne

MODERATION is the inseparable companion of wisdom; tranquil pleasures endure ; take it easy and live long ; to climb steep hills requires slow pace at first ; moderation is indifference about trifles, with prudence and zeal in important matters ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Thoughts (1908)

Being a Cyclopedia of Laconic Quotations from the Best Authors of the World, Both Ancient and Modern by Tryon Edwards

Moderation is the silken string running through the pearl- chain of all virtues. — Bp. Hall. The pursuit, even of the best things, ought to be calm and tranquil. — Cicero. , Moderate desires constitute a character fitted to acquire all the good which ...

Google previewBahá'í Ethics in Light of Scripture (2009)

Volume 2: Virtues and Divine Commandments by Udo Schaefer

Thus moderation is the act of restraining, the state of freedom from extremes. Another word used as a translation...

Google previewThe Middle Path of Moderation in Islam (2015)

The Qur'anic Principle of Wasatiyyah by Mohammad Hashim Kamali, Tariq Ramadan

Hence, moderation is a purpose (maqṣad) of the Lawgiver and it is expected that all Muslims, especially the learned among...

Google previewCandy (2013)

A Century of Panic and Pleasure by Samira Kawash

Moderation is the way we've learned to live with our vices: not too much, and you' ll be fine.

Google previewGet Firefighter Fit (2009)

The Complete Workout from the Former Director of the New York City Fire Department Physical Training by Kevin Malley

Simple Truth #4: Moderation is the key. Good news on the donut front—just cut back! Research has shown that moderate consumption rather than forced abstention is clearly the way to go. Hey, who knows, maybe ...


The term moderation is an ambiguous one, and this very ambiguity is probably no inconsiderable item in the origin ot the contention in question.

Google previewXoloitzcuintli (2012)

by Amy Fernandez

Moderation is the key to success. Throughout history, the breed has been noted for its high natural resistance to ailments ranging from distemper to fleas. Today the Xolo remains free of the genetically based illnesses common to many breeds.

Google previewBody Sculpting with Kettlebells for Men (2014)

The Complete Strength and Conditioning Plan - Includes Over 75 Exercises plus Daily Workouts and Nutrition for Maximum Results by Roger Hall

Moderation is the key to success. In the beginning ...

Google previewOscar Wilde in Quotation (2006)

3,100 Insults, Anecdotes and Aphorisms, Topically Arranged with Attributions by Tweed Conrad

Moderation is a fatal thing. Enough is as bad as a meal. More than enough is as good as a feast. The Picture of Dorian Gray (SC, p¡92) 1205.

Google previewA Dictionary of Proverbs (2008)

by Jennifer Speake

MODERATION in all things A more recent formulation of the idea contained in there isMEASUREin all things. The Latin word modus can be translated as either 'moderation' or 'measure', but the former seems to be gaining currency at the ...

Google previewDictionary of Foreign Quotations (1980)

by Robert Collison

MODERATION see also Greed, Responsibilities, Self-control, Wealth. Khayr al-umür al-wasat ARAB PROVERB A ...

Google previewNew American Roget's College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (Revised &Updated) (2002)

by Philip D. Morehead

Phrases—less is more; moderation in all things; keep no more cats than will ...

Google previewThe Little Giant Encyclopedia of Proverbs (2001)

by David Macfarlane

Moderation. If one eats less, one will taste more. — Chinese To extend your life by a year, take one less bite each meal. — Chinese A bird cannot roost but on one branch. A mouse 375 Moderation.

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs (2015)

by Jennifer Speake

MODERATION in all things A more recent formulation of the idea contained in there is MEASURE in all things. The Latin word modus can be translated as either 'moderation' or 'measure', but the former seems to be gaining currency at the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Second Edition (2008)

by Khosrow-Pour, Mehdi

Moderation. in. Government-Run. Online. Fora. M Figure 1. The management of government-run online fora (Edwards,. Arthur Edwards Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, The Netherlands Scott Wright De Montfort University, UK ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Educational Psychology (2008)

by Neil J. Salkind

The fifth rival hypothesis is complete moderation, which occurs if the regression of Y onto X1 depends on the value of X2. In this case, r1Y depends on paths a and f: That is, bð12Þ, where the subscript (12) denotes the product of X1 and X2, ...

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Quotes about Moderation

A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice. (Thomas Paine)
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The value of this 10-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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