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.
Calmness of mind; equanimity; as, to bear adversity with moderation.
The calm and judicious moderation of Orange.
The first public examinations for degrees at the University of Oxford; -- usually contracted to mods.
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