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modicum

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noun mo·di·cum \ˈmä-di-kəm also ˈmō-\

Simple Definition of modicum

  • : a small amount

Full Definition of modicum

  1. :  a small portion :  a limited quantity

Examples of modicum

  1. <only a modicum of skill is necessary to put the kit together>



Origin of modicum

Middle English, from Latin, neuter of modicus moderate, from modus measure


First Known Use: 15th century



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