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ˈmɒd ɪ kəmmod·icum

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. modicum(noun)

    a small or moderate or token amount

    "England still expects a modicum of eccentricity in its artists"- Ian Jack


  1. modicum(Noun)

    A small, modest or trifling amount.

    Unable to garner even a modicum of support for his plan, he conceded to follow the others.

    Etymology: From the modicum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Modicum(noun)

    a little; a small quantity; a measured simply

    Etymology: [L., fr. modicus moderate, fr. modus. See Mode.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Modicum

    mod′i-kum, n. a small quantity: something of a moderate size: anything very small. [L. neut. of modicus, moderate—modus.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of modicum in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of modicum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of modicum in a Sentence

  1. Walter E. Williams:

    The framers gave us the Second Amendment not so we could go deer or duck hunting but to give us a modicum of protection against congressional tyranny.

  2. Doug Collins:

    We're more' Alice in Wonderland' than we are House of Representatives. Because whether you agree that he needs to be impeached or not, do you not think there needs to be a modicum of process and rights ?

  3. Stephen Innes:

    Next week U.S.-China trade talks remain the unknown variable which could lend a modicum of support.

  4. United States:

    Missile Defense Review states that North Korea has yet to achieve the capability to credibly threaten the United States homeland. North Korea has not conducted enough tests to establish confidence in a reliable, working missile. But we have to assume that North Korea has a nuclear-armed ICBM that could strike the United States, even if the missile only have a 50 % chance of hitting a major United States city, that's enough to establish a modicum of deterrence.

  5. James Chaney:

    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.

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