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  1. the proportional relation between two divisions of line or two dimension of a plane figure such that short : long :: long : (short + long)
    • lexical domain: Relations - nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas
    • synonym of golden mean: golden section
    • more generic word: proportion = the quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole
  2. the middle between extremes
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • more generic words: moderateness / moderation = quality of being moderate and avoiding extremes

Alternative definition of the noun golden mean


  1. A position of balance between good and evil.


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  1. Golden mean a.k.a. Golden ratio: In mathematics, two quantities are in the golden ratio if their ratio is the same as the ratio of their sum to the larger of the two quantities. The figure on the right illustrates the geometric relationship.
  2. Golden mean: In philosophy, especially that of Aristotle, the golden mean is the desirable middle between two extremes, one of excess and the other of deficiency. For example, in the Aristotelian view, courage is a virtue, but if taken to excess would manifest as recklessness, and is as deficient as cowardice.

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Google previewThe Encyclopedia of New Testament Textual Criticism

by Robert B. Waltz

The Golden Ratio (The Golden Mean, The Section) The Golden Ratio, sometimes called the Golden Mean or q), is one of those “special numbers.

Google previewA Dictionary of Weights, Measures, and Units (2002)

by Donald Fenna

called the golden mean. A rectangle having its lengthtobreadth ratio equal to the golden ratio is called a golden rectangle. Because of the factor, ...

Google previewPocket Dictionary of Ethics (2010)

Over 300 Terms & Ideas Clearly & Concisely Defined by Stanley J. Grenz, Jay T. Smith

golden mean. An aphorism coined by *Aristotle that asserts that the excellence of the moral virtues consists ...

Google previewAllen's Dictionary of English Phrases (2008)

by Robert Allen

the golden mean avoidance of extremes; moderation regarded as an ideal. The phrase translates Latin aurea mediocritas (Horace, Odes 11.x.5); mediocritas in this sense does not have the derogatory implications of the ...

Google previewDictionary of phrase and fable. [A dictionary of English literature] by W.D. Adams, with additions (1885)

by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

Golden Mean. Keep the golden mean. The wise saw of Cleobulos, king of Rhodes. (B.C. 630-569. ) IMstant alike from each, to neither lean, Dut ever keep the happy Golden Mean. flows, '• The Uotrfsn Kerala" Golden-mouthed. Chrysostom ; so ...

Google previewDictionary of Phrase and Fable (1900)

Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of Common Phrases, Allusions, and Words that Have a Tale to Tell by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

Golden Mean. Keep the golden wan. The wise saw of Clcobu'los, King of Rhodes (E.C. 030-559). " aliko from each, to neither Iran, Itul ever kct'l> the happy (JoMen Mean.

Google previewA Thesaurus Dictionary of the English Language Designed to Suggest Immediately Any Desired Word Needed to Express Exactly a Given Idea (1906)

A Dictionary, Synonyms, Antonyms, Idioms, Foreign Phrases, Pronunciations, a Copious Correlation of Words by Francis Andrew March

Golden mean. Midway between the two extremes; moderation. Great-circle sailing. Sailing by the arc of a great circle. Half-and-half measures.

Google previewA Dictionary of Philosophy (1984)

Revised Second Edition by Antony Flew

golden mean. Moderation in a person's course of life. Aristotle saw the ...

Google previewCRC Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics, Second Edition (2002)

by Eric W. Weisstein

Goldbach's Theorem GOLDBACH CONJECTURE Golden Mean GOLDEN RATIO Golden Ratio A number often encountered when taking the ratios of distances in simple geometric figures such as the ...

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The mind that cloudward shouted
You’re mine you’re mine and always will be
And you who down to earth squatted
In the cry of my first memory
There’s no golden mean for this measure of love
I’ll sing below you’ll sing above (Miroslava Odalovic)
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