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