Mod`er*a"tion (?), n. [L. moderatio: cf. F. mod'eration.]


The act of moderating, or of imposing due restraint.


The state or quality of being mmoderate.

In moderation placing all my glory, While Tories call me Whig, and Whigs a Tory. Pope.


Calmness of mind; equanimity; as, to bear adversity with moderation.

The calm and judicious moderation of Orange. Motley.

4. pl.

The first public examinations for degrees at the University of Oxford; -- usually contracted to mods.


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