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Noun: moderation  ,mó-du'rey-shun
  1. Quality of being moderate and avoiding extremes
    - moderateness
  2. A change for the better
    - easing, relief
  3. The trait of avoiding excesses
    - temperance
  4. The action of lessening in severity or intensity
    "the object being control or moderation of economic depressions";
    - mitigation

Derived forms: moderations

See also: immoderate, mod [informal], moderate

Type of: alteration, change, control, decrease, degree, diminution, grade, level, modification, natural virtue, reduction, restraint, step-down

Antonym: immoderation, intemperance

Encyclopedia: Moderation