Moderation vs Modal - What's the difference?

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Moderation is a related term of modal.

As nouns the difference between moderation and modal

is that moderation is the state or quality of being moderate; avoidance of extremes while modal is (logic) a modal proposition.

As a adjective modal is

of, or relating to a mode or modus.

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  • The state or quality of being moderate; avoidance of extremes
  • * {{quote-book
  • , passage=...It regulates and governs the Passions of the Mind, and brings them into due moderation and frame... , page=17 , title=An Account of the Growth of Deism in England , author=William Stephens , year=1696}}
  • * 1772 , , []:
  • Mr. Chairman, at this moment I stand astonished at my own moderation !
  • * 1821 October 12, , []:
  • America is a model of force and freedom and moderation - with all the coarseness and rudeness of its people.
  • An instance of moderating: bringing something away from extremes, especially in a beneficial way
  • * {{quote-news, year=1936, date=March, work=The Southern Lumberman citation
  • , passage=With the quick moderation of the weather some buying has appeared that had been held up because of the extremely cold weather
  • The process of moderating a discussion
  • The moderation of a large online forum can be hard work.




    (en adjective)
  • of, or relating to a mode or modus
  • (grammar) of, relating to, or describing the mood of a clause
  • (grammar) modal verb
  • *
  • Using the same type of distributional criterion, we could argue that only a Verb (in its base form) can occur in the position marked — in (23) below to complete the sentence:
    (23)     They/it can —
    Conversely, the only type of word which could be used to begin a three-word sentence such as (25) below:
    (25)     — I be frank?
    is a Modal : cf. [...]
  • (music) of, relating to, or composed in the musical modi by which an octave is divided, associated with emotional moods in Ancient — and in medieval ecclesiastical music
  • (logic) of, or relating to the modality between propositions
  • (statistics) relating to the statistical mode.
  • (computing) Having separate modes in which user input has different effects.
  • (computer science) requiring immediate user interaction (often used as modal dialog'' or ''modal window )
  • (metaphysics) Relating to the form of a thing rather to any of its attributes
  • Synonyms

    * forming * conditioning

    Derived terms

    * modality * modally * modal auxiliary * modal logic * modal particle * quasimodal


    (en noun)
  • (logic) A modal proposition
  • (linguistics) A modal form, notably a modal auxiliary.
  • Anagrams

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