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English definition of “moderate”


adjective     /ˈmɒdərət/
not very small or large but between the two: moderate growth/inflation/increase Moderate growth last year was enough to raise a profit .moderate gains/losses Investors saw moderate gains on Wall Street overnight . People on low and moderate incomes spend proportionately much more on housing . They split investments between high-yielding bonds and those of more moderate risk .
not extreme : comparatively/relatively moderate Temporary lay-offs are a relatively moderate action when you consider that elsewhere whole factories have been shut . Conservatives are suspicious of the Senator's moderate views .
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