golden mean

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golden mean

n.
The course between extremes.

golden mean

n
1. the middle course between extremes
2. (Art Terms) another term for golden section

gold′en mean′


n.
the perfect moderate course or position that avoids extremes; the happy medium.
[1580–90]
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Noun1.golden mean - the proportional relation between two divisions of line or two dimension of a plane figure such that short : long :: long : (short + long)
proportion - the quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole
2.golden mean - the middle between extremes
moderation, moderateness - quality of being moderate and avoiding extremes
References in classic literature ?
Before the golden mean was found, however, Meg added to her domestic possessions what young couples seldom get on long without, a family jar.
Yet he was "not puffed up in prosperity, nor shaken in adversity, always holding the golden mean.
I taught a course on the sonnet several times, and one of the things that impresses me about the sonnet is that it apparently came into existence as a way to replicate the perfect proportions of Greek temples and of the golden mean.
This, however, was a performance which found the golden mean between overt emotionalism and the proper pace.
Muslims should try to achieve and maintain the golden mean, as practiced by the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam, in all aspects of his life.
Root's Plexiglas shapes are not symmetrical and are far from the golden mean.
In references [2,3] we have pointed out that the position of "mean" pursued by The Golden Mean is the optimized and critical third position, situated between the excessive and the less.
Among more specific topics are art and religion, conceptual analysis, inferences, abstractions, right and wrong, the golden mean, existentialists, ethical egoism, putting utilitarianism to work, rational autonomy, and justice.
What we need is tolerance, the middle way, the golden mean, the aurea mediocritas.
Alas, it is in our nature to bounce between extremes, and hence the emphasis of philosophers on finding a center, whether the Middle Path or the Golden Mean.
Alexanderson: An equation for the Golden Mean, Elementary Problems and Solutions, B-55, The Fibonacci Quarterly 3.
While there were diverse interests in play in the media space the challenge was always to find the golden mean so that the concerns of different stakeholders could be taken into account.