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English definition of “moderate”
› 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.