golden ratio

noun

Definition of golden ratio

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

First Known Use of golden ratio

1888, in the meaning defined above

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“Golden ratio.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/golden%20ratio. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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