golden section


Definition of golden section

: a proportion (such as one involving a line divided into two segments or the length and width of a rectangle and their sum) in which the ratio of the whole to the larger part is the same as the ratio of the larger part to the smaller

First Known Use of golden section

1820, in the meaning defined above

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“Golden section.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 8 December 2019.

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