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aureole,

in art: see nimbusnimbus
, in art, the luminous disk or circle or other indication of light around the head of a sacred personage. It was used in Buddhist and other Asian art and by the early Greeks and Romans to designate gods and heroes and appeared in Christian art in the 5th cent.
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aureole

(ôr`ēōl'), in physics, luminous circle seen when the sun or other bright light is observed through a diffuse medium, i.e., smoke, thin cloud, fog, haze, or mist. It sometimes occurs as a series of concentric circles. The aureole results from the dispersion of light by particles of dust or water. Because of the refraction of the light waves, it exhibits color in varying intensities. In geology, an aureole zone is where rocks show the effect of contacting intruding, hot igneous rock, also called contact metamorphismmetamorphism,
in geology, process of change in the structure, texture, or composition of rocks caused by agents of heat, deforming pressure, shearing stress, hot, chemically active fluids, or a combination of these, acting while the rock being changed remains essentially in the
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aureole

[′ȯr·ē‚ōl]
(geology)
A ring-shaped contact zone surrounding an igneous intrusion. Also known as contact aureole; contact zone; exomorphic zone; metamorphic aureole; metamorphic zone; thermal aureole.
(meteorology)
A poorly developed corona in the atmosphere characterized by a bluish-white disk immediately around the luminous celestial body, as around the sun or moon in the fog.

aureole

A pointed oval frame or glory around the head or body of a sacred figure; the radiance surrounding it. (See illustration p. 66.)

aureole

, aureola
1. (esp in paintings of Christian saints and the deity) a border of light or radiance enveloping the head or sometimes the whole of a figure represented as holy
2. another name for corona
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La seccion principal de la aureola de contacto se encuentra en el lugar conocido como Cataratas de Medina (FIGURA 4A).
Un desilusionado Ricardo Domenech -cuya voz quiere representar tambien la de la joven generacion antifranquista- confiesa ahora que ese mito casoniano se ha construido a partir de la influencia "de una aureola extrateatral" ("a ello contribuia muy especialmente ese aureola extraestetica de que hablo"), la aureola que le conferia al autor su condicion de exiliado republicano.
Un aspecto interesante de las paleo-islas volcanicas de Luruaco es la gran aureola de depositos de guijarros sueltos de silice calcedonica que los rodea al Oriente de la Cienaga del Guajaro, llegando por el Sur al canal del Dique y por el Norte hasta la costa.
Asi, el signo literario ha desbordado esa exclusiva aureola de la creacion y se encuentra ahora sometido a la mirada no solo de las teorias y de la critica literarias, sino tambien de los discursos de la cultura, de la filosofia, de la ciencia, y de los demas saberes que encuentran en el alusion, inclusion o relacion, y que permiten comprenderlo e interpretarlo, actualizarlo y hasta apropiarselo.
Porque perderia la aureola de triunfo que ha caracterizado a su gobierno durante 10 anos.
Charles changed the Garter badge to enhance the religious imagery by adding "a huge aureola of silver rays copied from the French order of the holy spirit" to the holy cross of St George .
Collop is perhaps best known to a select few readers for his now rarely read verse collection, Poesis Rediviva (1656), in which he celebrates such disturbing female manifestations as Aureola, 'the Yellow Skin'd Lady' (a play on Martial's reference to a Roman gold coin as an 'aureolus').
In September, US Ambassador, Aureola Brazeal, spoke out on the matter when she said: "It is difficult to encourage overseas businessmen to come and invest in Kenya if some local people who are known to have a lot of money in foreign accounts are not ready to return and invest.
La publicidad se ha asentado silenciosamente en nuestras vidas, con aureola de inocencia, con aire silencioso, con una estetica impactante, planificada al milimetro en sus efectos.
Within David's aureola of nine (9) holes appears a cute pattern of sixteen (16) fabricated "holes", each a function of the measured data set and none with a single degree of freedom.
El despliegue televisivo (el canal 13 proyecto una pobre telenovelita sobre Juanga que concluyo el dia de su muerte) termino de coronarlo con la aureola de lo mistico.
A finales del siglo XIX, Gauguin se represento con un Cristo amarillo, con un idolo maori, con una aureola.