from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A ratio, observed especially in the fine arts, between the two dimensions of a plane figure or the two divisions of a line such that the smaller is to the larger as the larger is to the sum of the two, a ratio of roughly three to five.
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- n. 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.
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- n. the proportional relation between two divisions of line or two dimension of a plane figure such that short : long :: long : (short + long)
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