Science / Weather / Halo: The ring of light that seems to encircle the sun or moon when veiled by cirrus clouds. To produce this phenomena, the ice crystals must be in a heterogeneous arrangement to refract the sunlight. The most commonly observed is a halo that forms at a 22° radius, although another one at 46° radius may also be seen.

Other Words for Halo

Halo Verb Synonyms: nimbus, aura, aureole or aureola, corona, radiance, Painting vesica, mandorla, ring, disc, circle, annulation, annulus

Halo-Horn Effect

Business / Human Resources (HR) / Halo-Horn Effect: A form of interviewer bias, occurring when the interviewer rates or judges an individual based on the individual’s positive or strongest traits, allowing their overall perception of the person to ov MORE


Entertainment / Literature / Acephalous: From Greek 'headless,' acephalous lines are lines in normal iambic pentameter that contain only nine syllables rather than the expected ten. The first syllable, which is stressed, 'counts' as a full m MORE

Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (Tses)

Business / Agriculture / Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (Tses): The name of a number of degenerative brain diseases that infect humans and animals. For example, bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) infects cattle: scrapie infects sheep and goats: Creutzfeldt-Jac MORE