Modicum is defined as a small amount.
An example of modicum is a sprinkle of cheese.
modicum definition by Webster's New World
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a small amount; bit
Origin: Late Middle English ; from Classical Latin neuter of modicus, moderate ; from modus: see mode
modicum definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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noun pl. mod·i·cums
A small, moderate, or token amount: “England still expects a modicum of eccentricity in its artists” (Ian Jack).
Origin: Middle English, from Latin, from neuter of modicus, moderate, from modus, measure; see med- in Indo-European roots.
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