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mod·er·a·tor

 (mŏd′ə-rā′tər)
n.
1. One that moderates, as:
a. One that arbitrates or mediates.
b. One who presides over a meeting, forum, or debate.
2. The officer who presides over a synod or general assembly of the Presbyterian Church.
3. Physics A substance, such as water or graphite, used in a nuclear reactor to decrease the speed of fast neutrons and increase the likelihood of fission.

moderator

(ˈmɒdəˌreɪtə)
n
1. a person or thing that moderates
2. (Protestantism) Presbyterian Church a minister appointed to preside over a Church court, synod, or general assembly
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a presiding officer at a public or legislative assembly
4. (Nuclear Physics) 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
5. (Education) an examiner at Oxford or Cambridge Universities in first public examinations
6. (Education) (in Britain and New Zealand) one who is responsible for consistency of standards in the grading of some educational assessments
7. (Computer Science) a person who monitors the conversations in an on-line chatroom for bad language, inappropriate content, etc
ˈmodeˌratorship n

mod•er•a•tor

(ˈmɒd əˌreɪ tər)

n.
1. a person or thing that moderates.
2. a person who presides over a group event or meeting.
3. a substance, as graphite or heavy water, used to slow neutrons to speeds at which they are more efficient in causing fission.
[1350–1400]

mod·er·a·tor

(mŏd′ə-rā′tər)
A substance, such as graphite or water, placed in a nuclear reactor to slow neutrons down to speeds at which they are likely to cause additional nuclear fission.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.moderator - any substance used to slow down neutrons in nuclear reactors
nuclear reactor, reactor - (physics) any of several kinds of apparatus that maintain and control a nuclear reaction for the production of energy or artificial elements
inhibitor - a substance that retards or stops an activity
deuterium oxide, heavy water - water containing a substantial proportion of deuterium atoms, used in nuclear reactors
2.moderator - in the Presbyterian church, the officer who presides over a synod or general assembly
presiding officer - the leader of a group meeting
3.moderator - someone who presides over a forum or debatemoderator - someone who presides over a forum or debate
presiding officer - the leader of a group meeting
4.moderator - someone who mediates disputes and attempts to avoid violencemoderator - someone who mediates disputes and attempts to avoid violence
go-between, intercessor, intermediary, intermediator, mediator - a negotiator who acts as a link between parties
modifier - a moderator who makes less extreme or uncompromising
Translations

moderator

[ˈmɒdəreɪtəʳ] N
1. (Brit) (Univ) → árbitro mf, asesor(a) m/f
2. Moderator (Rel) presidente de la asamblea de la Iglesia Presbiteriana Escocesa y de otras iglesias protestantes CHURCHES OF ENGLAND/SCOTLAND

moderator

[ˈmɒdəreɪtər] n
(RELIGION) Moderator → président m (de l'Assemblée générale de l'Église presbytérienne)
(POLITICS)modérateur m

moderator

n (Eccl) → Synodalpräsident m

moderator

[ˈmɒdəˌreɪtəʳ] n (gen) → moderatore/trice (Rel) moderatore in importanti riunioni della chiesa presbiteriana