moderation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n moderation the action of lessening in severity or intensity "the object being control or moderation of economic depressions"
    • n moderation the trait of avoiding excesses
    • n moderation quality of being moderate and avoiding extremes
    • n moderation a change for the better
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Japanese research has concluded that moderate drinking can boost IQ levels
    • Moderation Calmness of mind; equanimity; as, to bear adversity with moderation . "The calm and judicious moderation of Orange."
    • Moderation The act of moderating, or of imposing due restraint.
    • Moderation The first public examinations for degrees at the University of Oxford; -- usually contracted to mods.
    • Moderation The state or quality of being mmoderate. "In moderation placing all my glory,
      While Tories call me Whig, and Whigs a Tory."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n moderation The act of moderating or restraining; the process of tempering, lessening, or mitigating.
    • n moderation The state or quality of being moderate or keeping a due mean between opposite extremes; freedom from excess; temperance; due restraint.
    • n moderation Habitual slowness of thought, speech, or action; great deliberation.
    • n moderation The act of presiding over, regulating, or directing as a moderator.
    • n moderation plural In the University of Oxford, England, the first public examination for degrees.
    • n moderation Synonyms Forbearance, equanimity, sobriety, self-restraint, mildness, composure, calmness.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Moderation act of moderating: state of being moderated or moderate: freedom from excess: calmness of mind
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Quotations

  • Thomas Paine
    Thomas%20Paine
    “Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.”
  • Thomas Paine
    Thomas%20Paine
    “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.”
  • Blaise Pascal
    Blaise%20Pascal
    “To go beyond the bounds of moderation is to outrage humanity.”
  • Jean Paul
    Jean%20Paul
    “Only action gives life strength, only moderation gives it charm.”
  • Italian Proverb
    Italian Proverb
    “Moderate profits fill the purse.”
  • Harvey Steiman
    Harvey Steiman
    “Everything in moderation -- including moderation.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. moderatio,: cf. F. modération,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. moderāri, -ātusmodus, a measure.

Usage

In literature:

Mr. Addington, the speaker, (now Viscount Sidmouth,) professed himself to be one of those moderate persons called upon by Mr. Dundas.
"The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the" by Thomas Clarkson
Clothing light but warm, moderate exercise in the open air, country residence.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
There is a great moderation to be had in such things, as matters of so great moment to the making or marring of a child.
"The Anatomy of Melancholy" by Democritus Junior
To be sure, they are not punished for drinking it in moderation, but no man can be moderate who has such an appetite as I have.
"Fifteen Years in Hell" by Luther Benson
The wind continued easterly for two days, and blew a moderate gale, which brought us into the latitude of 39 deg.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 14" by Robert Kerr
True love and a high regard for each other will temper passion into moderation.
"Searchlights on Health" by B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols
All meat should boil moderately; furious boiling injures the flavor.
"The American Frugal Housewife" by Lydia M. Child
When the pretzel was raised and had doubled in size 'twas baked in a moderately hot oven.
"Mary at the Farm and Book of Recipes Compiled during Her Visit among the "Pennsylvania Germans"" by Edith M. Thomas
Bake in moderate oven 20 to 25 minutes.
"The New Dr. Price Cookbook" by Anonymous
The best tomatoes for canning are those of moderate size, smooth and uniformly ripe.
"Every Step in Canning" by Grace Viall Gray
Bake the mixture in a pie-dish for 1-1/2 hours in a moderate oven.
"The Allinson Vegetarian Cookery Book" by Thomas R. Allinson
They may also be cooked in a moderate oven.
"The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887)" by Mrs. F.L. Gillette
Meat is good fuel for the human machine if used in moderate amounts along with other food.
"Everyday Foods in War Time" by Mary Swartz Rose
A moderate wind blows 7 miles per hour or 10 feet per second.
"Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889" by Barkham Burroughs
M. Thiers, then young, counselled moderation in the emergency.
"France in the Nineteenth Century" by Elizabeth Latimer
The first is a very good example of this type, embodying a moderate degree of choice.
"Quantity Cookery" by Lenore Richards
Austria was strongly urged to show moderation.
"Current History: A Monthly Magazine of the New York Times, May 1918" by Various
Cut the skin from both ends; slice moderately thin, and, if you like, add a small piece of onion chopped fine.
"Clayton's Quaker Cook-Book" by H. J. Clayton
In the afternoon the wind increased to the force of a moderate gale and the sea began to rise.
"The Cruise of the 'Alerte'" by E. F. Knight
I walked through a street where the prices of clothing were moderate, but where there seemed a dearth of second-hand shops.
"Steel" by Charles Rumford Walker
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In poetry:

Freeman! thy neighbour also has liberties;
This may subtract his rights from thy heritage,--
But Freedom without moderations
Were but the licence of pirate nations.
"Freedom (In Alcaics.)" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Like Daniel with due moderation eat,
And keep the flesh, by temp'rate diet, low,
Beware of wine, and of high-season'd meat,
Lest thou shou'dst wanton and rebellious grow.
"Advice, To Have One's Conversation and Demeanour Always According To The Rules Of The Gospel" by Rees Prichard
Content thee, greedie heart.
Modest and moderate joyes to those, that have
Title to more hereafter when they part,
Are passing brave.
Let th' upper springs into the low
Descend and fall, and thou dost flow.
"The Size" by George Herbert
"Hi! boy--Hi! put your book away,
An' come wit' your uncle Pierre to-day,
Ketch hol' of de line an' hang on tight,
An' see if your moder won't cook to-night
Some nice fresh feesh for de familee,"
Many a tam he was say to me--
"Keep Out Of The Weeds" by William Henry Drummond
Faire ben the chylde unto his moder clinging,
But fairer yet the moder's gentle singing,—
"Lollyby, lolly, lollyby."
And angels came and kisst the dearie smiling
In dreems while him hys moder ben beguiling
With "lolly, lolly, lollyby!"
""Lollyby, Lolly, Lollyby"" by Eugene Field
For I that rule in measure moderate The tempest of that stormie passion,
And vse to paint in rimes the troublous state
Of Louers life in likest fashion,
Am put from practise of my kindlie skill,
Banisht by those that Loue with leawdnes fill.
"The Teares of the Muses" by Edmund Spenser

In news:

Angie Henrichon and Moderator Roy Savasta, show off the new exterior of the church, located at 545 Woonasquatucket Ave in North Providence.
Dan Jones (moderator), Denise Callaway, Kevin Fischer, Joel McNally, and Gerard Randall discuss Walker's big win.
Meanwhile, moderate gas prices have given the used truck market a pickup.
Crowley's corrections highlight moderator role.
Moderate drinking linked to abnormal heart rhythm.
Moderation and Balance above all .
Whether acne is mild, moderate, or severe, topical OTC medications can help control symptoms.
CALEXICO, Calif – CALEXICO, Calif (AP) — A moderate aftershock rattled the California-Mexico border even as US Sen Barbara Boxer was getting a firsthand look at Calexico, where a larger magnitude-7.2 quake did damage last weekend.
GOP moderates suffer consequences and other Letters to the Editors.
Obama's New Populism Isn't Alienating Moderates.
Hey, if they think Mitt is moderate, all the better .
Demand was considered moderate to good and supply moderate.
The building suffered moderate fire and moderate smoke damage .
The head moderator for a municipality may not be allowed to enter a polling place on election day, without permission from the moderator at that polling place.
You had to go out there, didn't you, and do a sober and professional job as moderator of Presidential Debate Three, thereby restoring moderation to moderating .
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In science:

To establish the existence of a pairing, note that if c ⊗ ǫ∨ is a rapidly decaying chain and η is a form of the same degree with moderate growth, then elementary estimates show Rc hǫ∨ , η i is well defined.
Homology for irregular connections
Fix an i and suppose first ǫi and ǫ∨ i both have moderate growth.
Homology for irregular connections
For this it suffices to show dai has moderate growth.
Homology for irregular connections
This has moderate growth because, ej , ǫ∨ i , and ηj all do.
Homology for irregular connections
Xj ej ⊗ ηj = Xj In particular, ψ−1 i dai has moderate growth.
Homology for irregular connections
Indeed, changing notation, this amounts to the assertion that if g is rapidly decreasing and g df dz has moderate growth, then gf has moderate growth.
Homology for irregular connections
We get |g (p)f (p)| << |g (p)f ′(r)| ≤ |g (r)f ′(r)| << r−N ≤ p−N proving moderate growth.
Homology for irregular connections
We conclude that our representation for n has moderate growth, and hence it is zero in N .
Homology for irregular connections
However, if |G| is moderate relative to n, these rates of convergence are “essentially” the same.
Random walks on wreath products of groups
Using supernovae as the main driving mechanism produces hot gas with moderate filling factor in the disk of galaxies with parameters similar to those of the Milky Way, and much larger filling factor above the plane.
The Dynamical Interstellar Medium: Insights from Numerical Models
However, at moderate values of the particle number N , spectral shape effects are expected to be very important, leading to S = 0 ground state excess at arbitrarily large values of M .
Spin Structure of Many-Body Systems with Two-Body Random Interactions
The CTF 3 drive beam accelerator will consist of approximately 20 accelerating structures, each of 32 cells and a total length of 1.3 m. It will operate in 25/3 mode and at a moderate accelerating gradient of 7 MV/m.
Design of a 3 GHz Accelerator Structure for the CLIC Test Facility (CTF 3) Drive Beam
The osmotic coefficient of B-DNA in water may, in moderately dilute solutions, deviate as much as 100 % from predictions based on a simple ’counterion condensation’ theory.
Osmotic Properties of Charged Cylinders: Critical Evaluation of Counterion Condensation Theory
At moderate to high densities, the results were described by Eq. (10).
Elastic moduli of model random three-dimensional closed-cell cellular solids
Equal areas in the λL(λ) plot of Fig. (2) subtend equal amounts of radiant energy: it is then clear from the figure that in this moderate starburst ∼ 80% of the bolometric flux emerges as dust re-radiation above 5 µm.
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
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