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English definition of “moderation”

moderation

noun [U] uk   /ˌmɒd.ərˈeɪ.ʃən/ us    /ˌmɑː.dəˈreɪ-/

moderation noun [U] (REASONABLE LIMITS)

C1 the quality of doing something within reasonable limits: You can eat whatever you like as long as it's in moderation. All parties will have to show great moderation during these very difficult negotiations.Self-control and moderation

moderation noun [U] (REDUCTION)

formal the fact that something becomes less in size, strength, or force: We can't sail until there is some moderation of the storm.Becoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strong
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