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"moderator" in British English

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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

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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

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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.
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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)
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