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golden ratio | |

—n | |

Compare golden section Φ the ratio of two lengths, equal in value to (1 + √5)/2, and given by b/a = (b + a)/b; it is the reciprocal of the golden section and also equal to (1 + golden section) |

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Main Entry: | golden ratio |

Part of Speech: | n |

Definition: | the value (1 + sqrt(5)) / 2, which is approximately 1.6180339887, the ratio of a diagonal of a pentagon to its side; also called golden ratio, golden section, golden number, divine proportion |

Example: | The golden ratio is used to give proportions of height to width when laying out text and illustrations. |

Main Entry: | golden ratio |

Part of Speech: | n |

Definition: | See golden ratio |

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