golden mean

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

Origin of golden mean

1
First recorded in 1580–90

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British Dictionary definitions for golden mean

golden mean

noun
  1. the middle course between extremes

  2. another term for golden section

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Cultural definitions for golden mean

golden mean

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

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