Definitions for moderatorˈmɒd əˌreɪ tər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
mod•er•a•torˈmɒd əˌreɪ tər(n.)
a person or thing that moderates.
a person who presides over a group event or meeting.
a substance, as graphite or heavy water, used to slow neutrons to speeds at which they are more efficient in causing fission.
Origin of moderator:
any substance used to slow down neutrons in nuclear reactors
in the Presbyterian church, the officer who presides over a synod or general assembly
someone who presides over a forum or debate
someone who mediates disputes and attempts to avoid violence
someone who moderates
the person who presides over a synod of a Presbyterian Church
a substance (often water or graphite) used to decrease the speed of fast neutrons in a nuclear reactor and hence increase likelihood of fission
a device used to deaden some of the noise from a firearm, although not to the same extent as a suppressor or silencer.
Origin: From moderator.
one who, or that which, moderates, restrains, or pacifies
the officer who presides over an assembly to preserve order, propose questions, regulate the proceedings, and declare the votes
in the University of Oxford, an examiner for moderations; at Cambridge, the superintendant of examinations for degrees; at Dublin, either the first (senior) or second (junior) in rank in an examination for the degree of Bachelor of Arts
a mechamical arrangement for regulating motion in a machine, or producing equality of effect
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