halation

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noun ha·la·tion \hā-ˈlā-shən\

Definition of halation

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

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

Origin and Etymology of halation

halo + -ation


First Known Use: 1859


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