Definition of "moderator" []

  • One that moderates, as: (noun)
  • One that arbitrates or mediates. (noun)
  • One who presides over a meeting, forum, or debate. (noun)
  • The officer who presides over a synod or general assembly of the Presbyterian Church. (noun)
  • Physics A substance, such as water or graphite, that is used in a nuclear reactor to decrease the speed of fast neutrons and increase the likelihood of fission. (noun)
  • A person or thing that moderates (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A minister appointed to preside over a Church court, synod, or general assembly (noun)
  • A presiding officer at a public or legislative assembly (noun)
  • A material, such as heavy water or graphite, used for slowing down neutrons in the cores of nuclear reactors so that they have more chance of inducing nuclear fission (noun)
  • An examiner at Oxford or Cambridge Universities in first public examinations (noun)
  • (in Britain and New Zealand) one who is responsible for consistency of standards in the grading of some educational assessments (noun)
  • A person who monitors the conversations in an on-line chatroom for bad language, inappropriate content, etc (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "moderator" in a sentence
  • "_moderator_ of a moderated group decides not to accept anon postings (and it's within the groups charter), then fine, and that should be in the FAQ (if it's not in the charter, the moderator should be replaced ASAP)."
  • "Monbiot again, and the moderator is asking about potential benefits from rising temperatures, e.g. for Canada."
  • "• Anonymous comments are approved when a moderator is available to do so."