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Noun: mods  módz
  1. A youth subculture that began in London in the early 1960s; a working-class movement with highly stylized dress and short hair; listened to rhythm and blues music and travelled on motor scooters
Noun: mod  mód
  1. [Brit] A British teenager or young adult in the 1960s; noted for their clothes consciousness and opposition to the rockers
     
  2. The absolute value of a complex number
    - modulus
     
  3. An integer that can be divided without remainder into the difference between two other integers
    - modulus
     
  4. [informal] A person who takes a position in the political centre
    - centrist, middle of the roader, moderate, moderationist
Verb: mod (modded,modding)  mód
Usage: informal
  1. Make less strong or intense; soften
    - tone down, moderate, tame
     
  2. Preside over
    - moderate, chair, lead
     
  3. Make less fast or intense
    - moderate
     
  4. Lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits
    - control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate
     
  5. Make less severe or harsh
    - mince, soften, moderate
     
  6. Make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else
    - temper, season, mollify, moderate
     
  7. Modify, esp. to change a program or device to do something different from its original function
    "it's the original game modded to run on modern computers under larger resolutions"
     
  8. (online content) check for required standards, e.g. block or delete spam, content with false or offensive content, etc.
    - moderate

Type of: absolute value, adolescent, adult, alter, change, decelerate, discuss, grownup, hash out, hold back, integer, keep, keep back, modify, numerical value, restrain, slow down, stripling, talk over, teen, teenager, weaken, whole number, youth subculture

Part of: center [US], centre [Brit, Cdn]

Encyclopedia: Mods, Gaming

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