halation

noun
ha·​la·​tion | \hā-ˈlā-shən \

Definition of halation 

1 : the spreading of light beyond its proper boundaries in a developed photographic image

2 : a bright ring that sometimes surrounds a bright object on a television screen

First Known Use of halation

1859, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for halation

halo + -ation

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about halation

Dictionary Entries near halation

halalcor

halapepe

halate

halation

halavah

halberd

halberdier

Statistics for halation

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for halation

The first known use of halation was in 1859

See more words from the same year

Comments on halation

What made you want to look up halation? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to make faulty or ineffective

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!