golden mean


Definition of golden mean

: the medium between extremes : moderation

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when it comes to money, the golden mean is saving some income, while giving yourself a modest spending allowance
Recent Examples on the Web The result of this mechanical wizardry is the golden mean of a modern luxury conveyance. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 11 Dec. 2021 Sullivan notes, for instance, Mayan astrologers’ discovery of the golden mean. Alyssa Mora, Variety, 22 Oct. 2021 The Prediction Survey, Miller's golden mean, has Warnock as a 1.46% favorite. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 5 Jan. 2021 This golden mean—or the happy medium where life regains some parts of normalcy—has existed all along in COVID-19 recommendations on a national level, but the strategy hinges on events happening in the right sequence. Nsikan Akpan, National Geographic, 13 Aug. 2020 Imitation allows for virtuosity but traduces its source, which is why Dryden champions the golden mean of Paraphrase. Sam Sacks, WSJ, 26 June 2020 Whereas a crystal can be understood as a motif of atoms repeating with a certain frequency in space, a quasicrystal involves two or more frequencies and their ratio is an irrational number, like the square root of two or the golden mean. Quanta Magazine, 13 June 2014 If Bevin strayed too far from the political golden mean, John Bel Edwards never wavered. Matthew Continetti, National Review, 23 Nov. 2019 Spago today lands squarely in the golden mean of upscale dining: modern but not exactly modernist; elegant but not stuffy; stimulating but rarely thrilling. Patricia Escárcega,, 27 June 2019

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First Known Use of golden mean

1541, in the meaning defined above

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13 Dec 2021

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“Golden mean.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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