(?), n. [L. moderatio: cf. F. modration.] 1. The act of moderating, or of imposing due restraint.
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2. The state or quality of being mmoderate.
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In moderation placing all my glory,
While Tories call me Whig, and Whigs a Tory.
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3. Calmness of mind; equanimity; as, to bear adversity with moderation.
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The calm and judicious moderation of Orange.
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4. pl. The first public examinations for degrees at the University of Oxford; -- usually contracted to mods.
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