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
Origin: [L.: cf. F. modrateur.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'moderator' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4160
The numerical value of moderator in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of moderator in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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Why in the world was her running mate interrupting and ignoring a female moderator? it was almost like he didn’t hear her.
He interrupted 72 times, it doesn’t play well on TV … and frankly, the ignoring of the female moderator was really a low point.
If Bill Cosby wants to have Bill Cosby final chapter written the way Bill Cosby wants to be recalled, Bill Cosby has to engage the public, perhaps something social media-based, an open forum for maybe two hours, taking all questions -- and having a moderator who's not a celebrity.
If you like Trump, that's not going to necessarily turn you off but the issue is that 80% of the people are supporting somebody else, language like that, attack on Megyn (Kelly, the Fox News debate moderator), his refusal to say I'm a team player -- all of those things create a ceiling on how far he could go, and I think we may actually see some diminution in support of the next couple of weeks.
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