Pronunciation: (mod"u-rā'shun),[key] —n. 1. the quality of being moderate; restraint; avoidance of extremes or excesses; temperance.
2. the act of moderating.
3. moderations,Brit.the first public examinations at Oxford University for the B.A. degree in mathematics or in classics.
4. in moderation, without excess; moderately; temperately: to drink in moderation.