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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

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(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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