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golden mean

noun

1 golden mean

The proportional relation between two divisions of line or two dimension of a plane figure such that short : long :: long : (short + long).

synonym: golden section.

Roget 736: moderate circumstances, average circumstances; respectability; middle classes; mediocrity; golden mean etc. (mid-course) 628, (moderation) 174.   

Roget 29: mean, average; median, mode; balance, medium, mediocrity, generality; golden mean etc. (mid-course) 628; middle etc. ... show more

Roget 174: moderation, lenity etc. 740; temperateness, gentleness etc. adj.; sobriety; quiet; mental calmness etc. (inexcitability) 826.    ... show more

Roget 628: middle course, midcourse; mean etc. 29; middle etc. 68; juste milieu [Fr.], mezzo termine [It], golden mean, ariston metron [Gr.], aurea mediocritas [Lat.].    straight ... show more



2 golden mean

The middle between extremes.

Polish: złoty środek


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