n. pl. mod·i·cums or mod·i·ca (-k)
A small, moderate, or token amount:
[Middle English, from Latin, from neuter of modicus, moderate, from modus, measure; see med- in Indo-European roots.]
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ThesaurusLegend: Synonyms Related Words AntonymsNoun 1. modicum - a small or moderate or token amount; "England still expects a modicum of eccentricity in its artists"- Ian Jack
small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude
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