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modicum (n.)

"small quantity or portion," late 15c., Scottish, from Latin modicum "a little," noun use of neuter of modicus "moderate, having a proper measure; ordinary, scanty, small, few," from modus "measure, extent, quantity; proper measure," from PIE root *med- "take appropriate measures."

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Definitions of modicum

modicum (n.)
a small or moderate or token amount; "England still expects a modicum of eccentricity in its artists"- Ian Jack;
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