Definition: Entasis, Cella, Conditional or Situational Ethics, Renormalizing

Cella

Inner chamber of a temple in classical architecture, or a shop facing the street in domestic Roman architecture

 

Entasis

A slight convex curve in the shaft of a column, introduced to correct the visual illusion of concavity produced by a straight shaft

 

Conditional or situational ethics

Ethics that vary pending conditions and/or situations, intentionally by people rationalizing it out, or unintentionally as in hot-cold empathy gap

 

Renormalization

Procedure in quantum field theory by which divergent parts of a calculation, leading to nonsensical infinite results, are absorbed by redefinition into a few measurable quantities, so yielding finite answer

 

Definition: Peplos, Chiton, Diadem, Archaic Smile

I’m learning SO many new words already this year that even with the inevitable big drop off with warmer weather, when I’ll be outdoor more and learning fewer new words each day, I’ll have to up the number of definitions per post to a minimum of 3 per post! I’ll either have multiple tweets, or include all the words in some tweets, for each post. Otherwise, it’ll be at least a few years before all get posted, even if I posted daily… assuming I stopped learning or posting new words. So here goes!

 

Archaic smile

The style of smile used in Archaic (Ancient Greek) sculptures before the 5th century BC, viewed as flat and not natural, possibly denoting ignorant happiness

 

Peplos

Body-length garment established as typical attire for women in ancient Greece by 500 BC

 

Chiton

A form of tunic that fastens at the shoulder, worn by men and women of Ancient Greece and Rome

 

Diadem

A type of crown, specifically an ornamental headband worn by monarchs and others as a badge of royalty

 

Definition: Benjo Meshi, Ohitorisama, Solo Date

Some Japanese terms and concepts today for Valentine’s Day, in case you’re not celebrating with a partner, or perhaps know someone who isn’t.

May I also remind you that there has been more people not in a relationship than there are in the world for a few years now. Single is actually the norm!

Had to break one tweet into several posts so as not to overload with terms in one post. I like to keep it at 3 terms max per post.

 

Benjo Meshi

Japanese for “toilet lunch”, which is the practice of eating lunch alone in a toilet to avoid being seen without a friend

 

Ohitorisama

Japanese for “party of one” that is a new movement where people boldly choose to do things alone regardless of others’ opinion

 

Solo Date

Date with yourself, or going out on your own by choice, that is a movement now (also look up “self-partnered” as a single status from Emma Watson)