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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Moderation  \Mod`er*a"tion\,  n.  [L.  moderatio:  cf  F. 
  1.  The  act  of  moderating,  or  of  imposing  due  restraint. 
  2.  The  state  or  quality  of  being  mmoderate. 
  In  moderation  placing  all  my  glory,  While  Tories 
  call  me  Whig,  and  Whigs  a  Tory.  --Pope. 
  3.  Calmness  of  mind;  equanimity;  as  to  bear  adversity  with 
  The  calm  and  judicious  moderation  of  Orange. 
  4.  pl  The  first  public  examinations  for  degrees  at  the 
  University  of  Oxford;  --  usually  contracted  to  {mods}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  quality  of  being  moderate  and  avoiding  extremes  [syn:  {moderateness}] 
  [ant:  {immoderation}] 
  2:  a  change  for  the  better  [syn:  {easing},  {relief}] 
  3:  the  trait  of  avoiding  excesses  [syn:  {temperance}]  [ant:  {intemperance}] 
  4:  the  action  of  lessening  in  severity  or  intensity:  "the 
  object  being  control  or  moderation  of  economic 

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