Definition of Golden section

1. Noun. The proportional relation between two divisions of line or two dimension of a plane figure such that short : long :: long : (short + long).

Exact synonyms: Golden Mean
Generic synonyms: Proportion

Definition of Golden section

1. Noun. (geometry) the division of a whole into two parts such that the ratio of the smaller part to the larger is equal to the ratio of the larger part to the whole. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Golden Section

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golden plover
golden plovers
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golden rice
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golden rules
golden saxifrage
golden seal
golden section (current term)
golden shiner
golden shower tree
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Literary usage of Golden section

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1. The æsthetic Attitude by Herbert Sidney Langfeld (1920)
"THE golden section In the horizontal balance we have seen that it is not necessary to place the dividing line exactly in the middle, so long as the balance ..."

2. Plane and Solid Geometry by Wooster Woodruff Beman, David Eugene Smith (1895)
"CE, in the above figure, is divided at A in golden section. ... If a line is divided in golden section, and the less segment is laid off on the greater, ..."

3. Outlines of Psychology: Based Upon the Results of Experimental Investigation by Oswald Külpe, Edward Bradford Titchener (1909)
"If this law holds for visual measurement, it is demonstrated that the division of a line at the golden section produces apparently equal differences between ..."

4. Dynamic Symmetry: The Greek Vase by Jay Hambidge (1920)
"16) that golden section was irrational. His argument (by mathematical induction) was reproduced in algebraic notation by Genocchi and by Cantor.2 There is ..."

5. The Field of Distinct Vision: With Special Reference to Individual by William Carl Ruediger (1907)
"... the illusion in the perception of distances depending on their direction in the field of vision, and the variation in the choice of a ‘golden section. ..."

6. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1893)
"Zeising (in " Neue Lehre von den Proportionen des menschlichen Korpers," 1854, and other works) claimed that the golden section is the normal aesthetic ..."

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