Moderator vs Mod - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between moderator and mod

is that moderator is someone who moderates 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 a verb 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.

moderator

Alternative forms

* moderatour (obsolete)

Noun

(en noun)
  • someone who moderates
  • * Walton
  • Angling was a moderator of passions.
  • # an arbitrator or mediator
  • # the chair or president of a meeting etc.
  • the person who presides over a synod of a Presbyterian Church
  • (physics) a substance (often water or graphite) used to decrease the speed of fast neutrons in a nuclear reactor and hence increase likelihood of fission
  • a device used to deaden some of the noise from a firearm, although not to the same extent as a suppressor or silencer.
  • (UK) An examiner at Oxford and Cambridge universities.
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  • (Ireland) At the University of Dublin, either the first (senior) or second (junior) in rank in an examination for the degree of Bachelor of Arts.
  • A mechanical arrangement for regulating motion in a machine, or producing equality of effect.
  • 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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