Definition of modicum noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

modicum

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈmɒdɪkəm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːdɪkəm//
 
, NAmE//ˈmɔːdɪkəm//
 
[singular](formal)
 
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a fairly small amount, especially of something good or pleasant They should win, given a modicum of luck. Word Origin late 15th cent.: from Latin, neuter of modicus ‘moderate’, from modus ‘measure’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: modicum