moderator Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “moderator” in the English Dictionary

"moderator" in British English

See all translations

moderatornoun [C]

uk   /ˈmɒd.ər.eɪ.tər/  us   /ˈmɑː.də.reɪ.t̬ɚ/
someone who ​tries to ​help other ​people come to an ​agreement: An ​independent moderator should be ​appointed to ​oversee the ​negotiations. mainly US someone who makes ​certain that a ​formaldiscussionhappens without ​problems and ​follows the ​rules: He ​challenged the ​president to a ​series of TV ​debates. Just the two of them, with no moderator. UK specialized education someone who makes ​certain that all the ​peoplemarking an ​examination use the same ​standards: The ​finalmarksawarded for ​coursework will ​depend upon the moderator. internet & telecoms someone who makes ​sure that the ​rules of an internet ​discussion are not ​broken, for ​example by ​removing any ​threatening or ​offensivemessages
(Definition of moderator from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"moderator" in American English

See all translations

moderatornoun [C]

 us   /ˈmɑd·əˌreɪ·t̬ər/
  • moderator noun [C] (SUBSTANCE)

physics a ​substance that ​slowsneutrons in a ​nuclearreactor
  • moderator noun [C] (MANAGER)

the ​manager of a ​publicdiscussion: The moderator ​allowed each ​side two ​minutes to ​sum up at the end of the ​televiseddebate.
(Definition of moderator from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"moderator" in Business English

See all translations

moderatornoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈmɒdəreɪtər/
someone who ​controls and ​leads a discussion between a ​group of ​people, but does not take any ​side in it: A ​panel of ​businesspeople will ​ask the ​candidatesquestions, with a ​local journalist as moderator.
Compare
INTERNET someone who makes sure that the ​rules of an ​internet discussion are not ​broken, for ​example by ​removing any threatening or ​offensive comments: She began ​posting on the ​messageboard and was later ​asked to be a moderator.
(Definition of moderator from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “moderator”
in Chinese (Simplified) 仲裁人, 调解人, (正式讨论的)主持人…
in Chinese (Traditional) 仲裁人, 調解人, (正式討論的)主持人…
What is the pronunciation of moderator?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“moderator” in American English

“moderator” in Business English

Word of the Day

costume

the set of clothes typical of a particular country or period of history, or suitable for a particular activity

Word of the Day

I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
by Kate Woodford,
February 10, 2016
On this blog, we like to look at words and phrases in the English language that learners often have difficulty with. Two phrases that can be confused are ‘used to do something’ and ‘be used to something/doing something’. People often use one phrase when they mean the other, or they use the wrong

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More