Definition of golden mean in English:

golden mean

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  • 1The ideal moderate position between two extremes.
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    • Without yielding to the pressure, we should try to strike a golden mean.
    • Now TAS is trying to strike a golden mean by blending the advantages of technology with the charm of the instruments, thavil, cello, triple drum, flute and jazz.
    • Perhaps the old doctrine of the golden mean still works.
  • 2 another term for golden section.
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    • I posit a connection to the golden mean via rectangles.
    • Both of these are variously called the golden number or golden ratio, golden section, golden mean or the divine proportion.
    • The golden section is also called the golden ratio, the golden mean and the divine proportion.

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