a small or moderate or token amount
"England still expects a modicum of eccentricity in its artists"- Ian Jack
A small, modest or trifling amount.
Unable to garner even a modicum of support for his plan, he conceded to follow the others.
Origin: From the modicum.
a little; a small quantity; a measured simply
Origin: [L., fr. modicus moderate, fr. modus. See Mode.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mod′i-kum, n. a small quantity: something of a moderate size: anything very small. [L. neut. of modicus, moderate—modus.]
The numerical value of modicum in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of modicum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of modicum in a Sentence
I can only wish Mr. Killen peace at this juncture in his life. ... If he can achieve a modicum of peace, I wish that for him.
This is a normal garden variety correction, with levels that set the playing field a little bit, the reality is that the energy sector continues to be a catalyst for concern. So for today's market, if oil gives us any modicum of stabilization, I think the overall market could be relatively flat to up today.
There is a modicum of crossover money that didn't expect the situation to deteriorate so quickly and they could exert further technical pressures, it is not a problem Petrobras can solve overnight, but there will be some good opportunities to add.
The reality is that the energy sector continues to be a catalyst for concern. So for today's market, if oil gives us any modicum of stabilization, I think the overall market could be relatively flat to up today.
We're not asking a lot of the president. We're simply asking what the French president has, for a modicum of urgency, a modicum of commitment, and it has never been there, it isn't there now, and it's not going to happen between now and the day he leaves office.
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