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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

  2. moderatornoun

    the person who presides over a synod of a Presbyterian Church

  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

  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.

  5. Etymology: From moderator.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Moderatornoun

    Etymology: moderator, Lat. moderateur, Fr.

    Angling was, after tedious study, a calmer of unquiet thoughts, a moderator of passions, and a procurer of contentedness. Izaak Walton, Angler.

    Sometimes the moderator is more troublesome than the actor. Francis Bacon, Essays.

    How does Philopolis seasonably commit the opponent with the respondent, like a long-practised moderator? More.

    The first person who speaks when the court is set, opens the case to the judge, chairman, or moderator of the assembly, and gives his own reasons for his opinion. Isaac Watts.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Moderatornoun

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

  2. Moderatornoun

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

  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

  4. Moderatornoun

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

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

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    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. 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.

  2. Michael Bilello:

    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.

  3. 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.

  4. Tomasz Kubiak:

    General Leszek Suski( Polish fire brigades chief commander) has issued a decision that from tomorrow all escape rooms, game centers and clubs will undergo fire safety inspections with special attention paid to evacuation plans, escape routes in these type of locations, there should be a moderator in each location able to unlock the rooms and let people out. We will check this and it will be strictly controlled.

  5. 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.

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