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moderationnoun [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.

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.
Translations of “moderation”
in Chinese (Traditional) 合理的限制, 適度,適中…
in Russian сдержанность…
in Turkish ılımlı, ölçülü olma…
in Chinese (Simplified) 合理控制, 适度…
in Polish umiar…
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