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ˈmɒd əˌreɪ tərmod·er·a·tor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. moderatornoun

    any substance used to slow down neutrons in nuclear reactors

  2. moderatornoun

    in the Presbyterian church, the officer who presides over a synod or general assembly

  3. moderatornoun

    someone who presides over a forum or debate

  4. moderatornoun

    someone who mediates disputes and attempts to avoid violence


  1. moderatornoun

    someone who moderates

    Etymology: From moderator.

  2. moderatornoun

    the person who presides over a synod of a Presbyterian Church

    Etymology: From moderator.

  3. moderatornoun

    a substance (often water or graphite) used to decrease the speed of fast neutrons in a nuclear reactor and hence increase likelihood of fission

    Etymology: From moderator.

  4. moderatornoun

    a device used to deaden some of the noise from a firearm, although not to the same extent as a suppressor or silencer.

    Etymology: From moderator.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Moderatornoun

    one who, or that which, moderates, restrains, or pacifies

    Etymology: [L.: cf. F. modrateur.]

  2. Moderatornoun

    the officer who presides over an assembly to preserve order, propose questions, regulate the proceedings, and declare the votes

    Etymology: [L.: cf. F. modrateur.]

  3. Moderatornoun

    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

    Etymology: [L.: cf. F. modrateur.]

  4. Moderatornoun

    a mechamical arrangement for regulating motion in a machine, or producing equality of effect

    Etymology: [L.: cf. F. modrateur.]

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    Rank popularity for the word 'moderator' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4160

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of moderator in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of moderator in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of moderator in a Sentence

  1. Karl Rove:

    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.

  2. Kellyanne Conway:

    He interrupted 72 times, it doesn’t play well on TV … and frankly, the ignoring of the female moderator was really a low point.

  3. Guy Rosen:

    This is a bug in an anti-spam system, unrelated to any change in our content moderator workforce, we've restored all the posts that were incorrectly removed, which included posts on all topics - not just those related to COVID-19. This was an issue with an automated system that removes links to abusive websites, but incorrectly removed a lot of other posts too.

  4. Kellyanne Conway:

    Why in the world was her running mate interrupting and ignoring a female moderator? it was almost like he didn’t hear her.

  5. Chuck Schumer:

    Maybe we should give the moderator a mute button, given how President Trump just interrupts atwill, and the bottom line is Donald Trump doesnt follow the rules [and]the commission hasgot to get a lot tougher.

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