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) Φ Compare golden section
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
The golden ratio is used to give proportions of height to width when laying out text and illustrations.
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noun 1. one of an English breed of retrievers having a thick, flat or wavy, golden coat. noun 1. a compact large breed of dog having a silky coat of flat or wavy hair of a gold or dark-cream colour, well-feathered on the legs and tail noun phrase A successful motion-picture executive: A golden retriever […]
[gohl-duh n-rod] /ˈgoʊl dənˌrɒd/ noun 1. any composite plant of the genus Solidago, most species of which bear numerous small, yellow flower heads. 2. a strong to vivid yellow. adjective 3. of the color goldenrod. /ˌɡəʊldənˈrɒd/ noun 1. any plant of the genus Solidago, of North America, Europe, and Asia, having spikes made up of […]
noun, Roman Catholic Church. 1. a gold, bejeweled ornament in the form of a rose or spray of roses, blessed and presented by the pope in recognition of service to the Holy See.
noun 1. a rule of ethical conduct, usually phrased “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you,” or, as in the Sermon on the Mount, “Whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so unto them.” Matt. 7:12; Luke 6:31. 2. any philosophy, guiding principle, or ideal of […]