golden ratio

noun

mathematics
: a ratio of two numbers in which the ratio of the sum to the larger number is the same as the ratio of the larger number to the smaller : golden section

Examples of golden ratio in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Embodying her fascination with mathematics in nature, structure and beauty, the form is based on the spiral of sunflower seeds, which follow the golden ratio. Jacqui Palumbo, CNN, 17 June 2024 The bottle itself is a work of art; its square base and rounded shoulders were crafted using the golden ratio. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 13 June 2024 The Golden Ellipse was first introduced in 1968, and its case is a work of mathematical precision, the proportions following the Ancient Greek concept of the 'golden ratio' which identifies harmonised shapes – both in nature and in art – as those expressed following a 1:1.61 scale. Alexandra Zagalsky, theweek, 7 May 2024 Crafted with a blend of 100% natural ingredients, our chews feature a golden ratio of organic hemp seed powder (18%) and hemp oil (16%), along with other active plants known for their calming properties. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 1 Aug. 2023 They’re closely related, for example, to the exalted golden ratio, which has been studied in art, architecture and nature since the ancient Greeks. Leila Sloman, Quanta Magazine, 17 Oct. 2022 The case, like all Parmigiani cases, is made according to the golden ratio of 1.618, considered to be the ultimate harmonious proportion. Carol Besler, Robb Report, 1 June 2021 Its sacred geometry, at once dense and airy, reflects the golden ratio, also called the divine proportion, found in nature. Cate McQuaid, BostonGlobe.com, 25 July 2023 Making matters worse, the golden ratio is another irrational number! Steven Salzberg, Forbes, 18 Apr. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of golden ratio was in 1888

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“Golden ratio.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/golden%20ratio. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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