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Definition: Extreme and mean ratio
, a. [L. extremus, superl. of exter, extrus,
on the outside, outward: cf. F. extr[^e]me. See Exterior
1. At the utmost point, edge, or border; outermost; utmost;
farthest; most remote; at the widest limit.
2. Last; final; conclusive; -- said of time; as, the extreme
hour of life.
3. The best of worst; most urgent; greatest; highest;
immoderate; excessive; most violent; as, an extreme case;
extreme folly. “The extremest remedy.”
--Sir W. Scott.
Yet extreme gusts will blow out fire. --Shak.
4. Radical; ultra; as, extreme opinions.
The Puritans or extreme Protestants. --Gladstone.
5. (Mus.) Extended or contracted as much as possible; -- said
of intervals; as, an extreme sharp second; an extreme flat
Extreme and mean ratio
(Geom.), the relation of a line and
its segments when the line is so divided that the whole is
to the greater segment is to the less.
. (Paint.) See Distance
., n., 6.
. See under Unction
Note: Although this adjective, being superlative in
signification, is not properly subject to comparison,
the superlative form not unfrequently occurs,
especially in the older writers. “Tried in his
--Spenser. “Extremest hardships.”
--Sharp. “Extremest of evils.”
verge of the swift brook.”
--Shak. “The sea's