golden-mean

golden mean

noun
1.
the perfect moderate course or position that avoids extremes; the happy medium.

Origin:
1580–90

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golden mean
 
n
1.  the middle course between extremes
2.  another term for golden section

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golden mean definition


The desirable middle ground between any two extremes, according to the philosophy of Aristotle.

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