noun \ˈmä-di-kəm also ˈmō-\

: a small amount

Full Definition of MODICUM

:  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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