Moderate vs Mod - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between moderate and mod

is that moderate is one who holds an intermediate position between extremes, as in politics while mod is (uncountable) an unconventionally modern style of fashionable dress originating in england in the 1960s, characterized by ankle-length black trenchcoats and sunglasses.

As verbs the difference between moderate and mod

is that moderate is to reduce the excessiveness of (something) while mod is (slang) to modify an object from its original condition, typically for the purposes of individualizing and/or enhancing the performance of the object.

As a adjective moderate

is not excessive; acting in moderation.

moderate

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Not excessive; acting in moderation
  • moderate language
    a moderate Calvinist
    travelling at a moderate speed
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • A number of moderate members managed to obtain a majority in a thin house.
  • Mediocre
  • Average priced; standard-deal
  • Not violent or rigorous; temperate; mild; gentle.
  • a moderate winter
  • * Walter
  • moderate showers
  • (US, politics) Having an intermediate position between liberal and conservative.
  • Derived terms

    * moderately * moderateness

    Synonyms

    * See also * See also

    Noun

    (wikipedia moderate) (en noun)
  • One who holds an intermediate position between extremes, as in politics.
  • ''While the moderates usually propose political compromise, it's often only achieved when the extremists allow them so
    The moderates are the natural advocates of ecumenism against the fanatics of their churches.

    Verb

    (moderat)
  • To reduce the excessiveness of (something)
  • to moderate rage, action, desires, etc.
  • * Arbuthnot
  • By its astringent quality, it moderates the relaxing quality of warm water.
  • * Spenser
  • To moderate stiff minds disposed to strive.
  • To become less excessive
  • To preside over (something) as a moderator
  • to moderate a synod
  • To act as a moderator; to assist in bringing to compromise
  • Synonyms

    * (reduce excesses ) temperate * (preside ) arbitrate, chair

    Derived terms

    * moderation * moderating

    References

    * * English heteronyms ----

    mod

    English

    (wikipedia mod)

    Synonyms

    * (modulus) , modulus

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (uncountable) An unconventionally modern style of fashionable dress originating in England in the 1960s, characterized by ankle-length black trenchcoats and sunglasses.
  • (UK) a 1960s British person who dressed in such a style and was interested in modernism and the modern music of the time; the opposite of a rocker.
  • (slang) A modification to an object, computer game, etc., typically for the purpose of individualizing and/or enhancing the performance of the object.
  • (Internet) A moderator, for example on a discussion forum.
  • (computing, informal) A module (file containing a tracker music sequence).
  • * 1992 , "Jordan K. Hubbard", How to convert Amiga mods to Arch?'' (on Internet newsgroup ''comp.sys.acorn )
  • I'd like to convert some of the arch(SIC) mods back into Amiga mods since I don't have the original Amiga versions.
  • * 2003 , Rene T. A. Lysloff, Leslie C. Gay, Jr., Music and Technoculture (page 38)
  • These mods , while usually having the distinctive bleep and beep quality of transistor-generated tones, are often astonishingly creative and rich in expressive nuances.
  • (rock climbing) A moderately difficult route.
  • Moderations: university examinations generally taken in the first year.
  • Usage notes

    In gaming, mods are created by end users whereas such content by the game creators would be labeled an expansion pack.

    Verb

    (modd)
  • (slang) To modify an object from its original condition, typically for the purposes of individualizing and/or enhancing the performance of the object.
  • His friends were particularly impressed with the way he modded his .
  • To moderate; to punish a rule-breaking user on a forum, especially when done by a moderator.
  • Don't break the rules or you'll be modded .

    Synonyms

    * trick, trick out * (to moderate)

    Derived terms

    * moddable * modder

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