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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
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