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Main Entry: 1mod·er·ate
Pronunciation: primarystressmäd-(schwa-)rschwat
Function: adjective
1 a : avoiding or lacking extremes (as in behavior or temperature) <a moderate eater> <moderate climates> b : 3CALM 2, reasonable <his demands were moderate>
2 a : neither very much nor very little : average in size or amount <a moderate rain> b : neither very good nor very bad : MEDIOCRE <met with only moderate success>
3 : opposed to major social change or extreme political ideas <a moderate candidate>
4 : not expensive : reasonable or low in price <moderate rates>
- mod·er·ate·ly adverb
- mod·er·ate·ness noun

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