Definition of golden mean in English:

golden mean


  • 1The ideal moderate position between two extremes.

    • ‘Without yielding to the pressure, we should try to strike a golden mean.’
    • ‘Many of us fail to find the golden mean between excess and too little.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They have achieved the golden mean not only in terms of the price, but the taste as well.’
    • ‘Perhaps the old doctrine of the golden mean still works.’
    middle way, middle course, middle ground, middle, mean, median, mid point, central point, centre, average, norm, standard
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    another term for golden section
    • ‘This proportion is known by many names: the golden ratio, the golden mean, PHI and the divine proportion, among others.’
    • ‘The golden section is also called the golden ratio, the golden mean and the divine proportion.’
    • ‘Both of these are variously called the golden number or golden ratio, golden section, golden mean or the divine proportion.’
    • ‘I posit a connection to the golden mean via rectangles.’
    • ‘Topics ranged from the golden mean, spirals, and tessellations to fractals, origami, and impressionist art.’