moderator moderator  /ˈmɑ də ˌreɪ tər/


  1. (n) any substance used to slow down neutrons in nuclear reactors
  2. (n) in the Presbyterian church, the officer who presides over a synod or general assembly
  3. (n) someone who presides over a forum or debate
  4. (n) someone who mediates disputes and attempts to avoid violence


  1. NBC 's Tom Brokaw was the moderator.
  2. Moderator: Jim Lehrer Staging: Podium debate Answer Format: The debate will be broken into nine, 9-minute segments.
  3. Each was a candidate for moderator of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, which was holding its 139th general assembly at San Francisco.


  1. Electronic voting for Town Meeting proposed

    Town Meeting Moderator Peg Metzger proposed two ideas that would streamline the Town Meeting process.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Wellesley Townsman

  2. An Invitation from the GA Moderator: Journey to Detroit and the 221st General Assembly (2014) via Heidelberg

    June 10, 2013 Office of the General Assembly Neal D. Presa Moderator of the 220th General Assembly (2012) Louisville Grace and peace in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ! Because this Father’s Day weekend will mark exactly 52 weeks until the convening of the 221st General Assembly (2014) in Detroit, Michigan...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Worldwide Faith News

  3. Weston moderator seeking volunteers for committee vacancies

    Weston has two vacancies on committees for which Moderator Tom Crane is seeking interested volunteers. The Finance Committee has a vacancy for an unexpired term. To learn more about the Finance Committee, its charter and mission, please go to its web page on the town’s website .
    on June 9, 2013     Source: The Weston Town Crier


  1. "Frankly, I wish they had picked a moderator that isn't writing a book that is favorable to Barack Obama -- I mean let's face it," said McCain. "But I have to have confidence that Gwen Ifill will treat this as the professional journalist that...
    on Oct 2, 2008 By: John McCain Source: ABC News

  2. "If I have any personal prejudice against these debates, it's that you see too much of the moderator," Gibson said. "I want to see less of the moderator and more of the candidates."
    on Jan 4, 2008 By: Charles Gibson Source: Forbes

  3. "It is my sad duty to report this afternoon that my friend and colleague Tim Russert, the moderator of Meet the Press" and NBC's Washington bureau chief, collapsed and died early this afternoon," Brokaw said.
    on Jun 14, 2008 By: Tom Brokaw Source: Buffalo News

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