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- moderatour (obsolete)
moderator (plural moderators)
- someone who moderates
- Angling was […] a moderator of passions.
- 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.
1792, Anthony à Wood, The History and Antiquities of the University of Oxford: In Two Books, volume 1, Oxford: John Gutch, OCLC 642441055, page 661:
- One hall called Civil Law Hall or School, flouriſhed about this time (though in its buildings decayed) by the care of the learned and judicious Dr. Will. Warham Principal or Moderator thereof […]
- (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.
someone who moderates
- second-person singular future passive imperative of moderō
- third-person singular future passive imperative of moderō
moderator m (Cyrillic spelling модератор)