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Entasis meaning

Entasis - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. a slight convexity in the shaft of a column; compensates for the illusion of concavity that viewers experience when the sides are perfectly straight
  2. 2. A slight convex swelling of the shaft of a column.
  3. 3. Same as Entasia.

Entasis - examples of usage

  1. These are all gilt, and show " architectural refinements," for the teak trees they are made of are not absolutely straight, and they have an entasis that is quite natural where they taper away into the golden gloom of the sloping timber roofs. - "From Edinburgh to India & Burmah", William G. Burn Murdoch.
  2. Where the spire has no entasis the same effect is produced by the introduction of small projecting gables, bands of carving, or a little coronal of pinnacles. - "Our Homeland Churches and How to Study Them", Sidney Heath.
  3. It is of massive form and has what is known as an entasis or slightly convex surface, it is generally fluted, that is to say, cut into parallel perpendicular channels, several rings called annulets connecting it with the capital, which consists of an echinus or rounded moulding and an abacus or unrounded slab resting on the echinus. - "Architecture", Nancy R E Meugens Bell.
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