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noun
a predisposition to admire all of a person's actions, work, etc., because of an estimable quality or action in the past.
Psychology. a potential inaccuracy in observation, as of a person, due to overgeneralization from a limited amount of evidence or the influence of preconceived beliefs or a priori hypotheses: The assumption that he is an authority on the subject is a halo effect of his Ivy League manner.
any desirable side effect.
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Origin of halo effect

First recorded in 1925–30
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halo effect

noun
the beneficial effect on sales of a company's range of products produced by the popularity or high profile of one particular product
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