golden section

noun

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1820, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of golden section was in 1820

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“Golden section.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/golden%20section. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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