[Probabaly from folklore's "golden egg"] When used to describe a magnetic medium (e.g. "golden disk", "golden tape"), describes one containing a tested, up-to-spec, ready-to-ship software version. Compare platinum-iridium.

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1. Made of gold; consisting of gold.

2. Having the colour of gold; as, the golden grain.

3. Very precious; highly valuable; excellent; eminently auspicious; as, golden opinions. Golden age. The fabulous age of primeval simplicity and purity of manners in rural employments, followed by the silver, bronze, and iron ages.

A tribe of Mongolian Tartars who overran and settled in Southern Russia early in the 18th century. Golden Legend, a hagiology (the "Aurea Legenda") written by James de Voragine, Archbishop of Genoa, in the 13th century, translated and printed by Caxton in 1483, and partially paraphrased by Longfellow in a poem thus entitled. Golden marcasite tin. Golden mean, the way of wisdom and safety between extremes; sufficiency without excess; moderation. "Angels guard him in the golden mean." (Pope) Golden mole, a bright-coloured hymenopterous insect, of the family Chrysididae. The colours are golden, blue, and green. Golden wedding. See Wedding.

Origin: OE. Golden; cf. OE. Gulden, AS. Gylden, from gold. See Gold, and cf. Guilder.

(01 Mar 1998)

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