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

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up golden ratio? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!