moderation moderation  /ˌmɑ də ˈreɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) quality of being moderate and avoiding extremes
  2. (n) a change for the better
  3. (n) the trait of avoiding excesses
  4. (n) the action of lessening in severity or intensity


  1. Behavior experts have begun to question the long-accepted wisdom that no alcoholic can learn to drink in moderation.
  2. Outside the Deep South, the trend among Republican candidates has been toward moderation on civil rights.
  3. The commercials claim that just like sugar, high-fructose corn syrup isn't unhealthy when consumed in moderation.


  1. Halsey Minor Asks Court to Throw Out Dismissal of Bankruptcy

    Bloomberg moderates all comments. Comments that are abusive or off-topic will not be posted to the site. Excessively long comments may be moderated as well. Bloomberg cannot facilitate requests to remove comments or explain individual moderation decisions.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  2. India Inflation Slows to 43-Month Low; Rupee Dims Rate-Cut Scope

    Indian inflation slowed to a 43- month low in May, a moderation that may fail to spur another interest-rate cut by the central bank as a plunge in the rupee threatens to fan price pressures.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  3. If Things Are So Great, Why Is This Chart So Bad?

    Just as during the Great Moderation, buying financials has become the no-lose trade for any and all momo junkies. From their 'fortress' balance sheets ( prone to total leveraged collapse at any moment from giant over-zealous trades and mismarking of assets ) to their 'can't lose' scenario analysis if rates rise because NIM will make them rich ( aside from the fact that it won't ), bank stocks ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Zero Hedge

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  1. "He is the president of all the Palestinians," Bush said of Abbas, with Olmert by his side in the Oval Office. "He has spoken out for moderation. He is a voice that is a reasonable voice amongst the extremists in your neighborhood."
    on Jun 19, 2007 By: President Bush Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Rice explained that this "renewed commitment" to the region is intended to "help bolster forces of moderation and support a broader strategy to counter the negative influences of Al Qaida, Hezbollah, Syria and Iran".
    on Aug 1, 2007 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: GulfNews

  3. Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, a Sunni leader considered sympathetic to the United States, called Fadlallah "a voice of moderation and an advocate of unity."
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Saad Hariri Source: Foreign Policy

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