[en-tuh-sis] /ˈɛn tə sɪs/

noun, Architecture.
a slight convexity given to a column or tower, as to correct an optical illusion.
noun (pl) -ses (-siːz)
a slightly convex curve given to the shaft of a column, pier, or similar structure, to correct the illusion of concavity produced by a straight shaft
(physiol) Also called entasia (ɛnˈteɪzɪə). an involuntary or spasmodic muscular contraction


Read Also:

  • Entebbe

    [en-teb-uh, -teb-ee] /ɛnˈtɛb ə, -ˈtɛb i/ noun 1. a town in S Uganda, on Lake Victoria: international airport. /ɛnˈtɛbɪ/ noun 1. a town in S Uganda, on Lake Victoria: British administrative centre of Uganda (1893–1958); international airport. Pop: 57 518 (2002 est)

  • Entelechy

    [en-tel-uh-kee] /ɛnˈtɛl ə ki/ noun, plural entelechies. 1. a realization or actuality as opposed to a potentiality. 2. (in vitalist philosophy) a vital agent or force directing growth and life. /ɛnˈtɛlɪkɪ/ noun (metaphysics) (pl) -chies 1. (in the philosophy of Aristotle) actuality as opposed to potentiality 2. (in the system of Leibnitz) the soul or […]

  • Entellus

    [en-tel-uh s] /ɛnˈtɛl əs/ noun, plural entelluses. 1. (def 1). /ɛnˈtɛləs/ noun 1. an Old World monkey, Presbytes entellus, of S Asia. This langur is regarded as sacred in India Also called hanuman

  • Entendre

    [duhb-uh l ahn-tahn-druh, -tahnd; French doo-blahn-tahn-druh] /ˈdʌb əl ɑnˈtɑn drə, -ˈtɑnd; French du blɑ̃ˈtɑ̃ drə/ noun, plural double entendres [duhb-uh l ahn-tahn-druh z, -tahndz; French doo-blahn-tahn-druh] /ˈdʌb əl ɑnˈtɑn drəz, -ˈtɑndz; French du blɑ̃ˈtɑ̃ drə/ (Show IPA) 1. a double meaning. 2. a word or expression used in a given context so that it can […]

Disclaimer: Entasis definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.