Pronunciation: (mod"u-rā'shun), [key]
1. the quality of being moderate; restraint; avoidance of extremes or excesses; temperance.
2. the act of moderating.
3. moderations, Brit.the first public examinations at Oxford University for the B.A. degree in mathematics or in classics.
4. in moderation, without excess; moderately; temperately: to drink in moderation.
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