from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The course between extremes.
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- n. A position of balance between good and evil.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. the way of wisdom and safety between extremes; sufficiency without excess; moderation.
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- n. the middle between extremes
- 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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The golden mean lay somewhere between the hall-bink and the ash-pit; somewhere between Rutherford's ecstasy and Gordon's depression.