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holography

[huh-log-ruh-fee]
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noun
  1. the process or technique of making holograms.

Origin of holography

First recorded in 1795–1805; holo- + -graphy
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British Dictionary definitions for holography

holography

noun
  1. the science or practice of producing holograms
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Word Origin and History for holography

n.

early 19c., of writing, from holograph + -y (1); physics sense, "process of using holograms," is from 1964, coined by discoverer, Hungarian-born physicist Gábor Dénes (1900–1979), from hologram on analogy of telegraphy/telegram.

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holography in Medicine

holography

(hō-lŏgrə-fē)
n.
  1. A method of producing a three-dimensional image of an object by recording on a photographic plate or film the pattern of interference formed by a split laser beam and then illuminating the pattern either with a laser or with ordinary light.
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holography in Science

holography

[hə-lŏgrə-fē]
  1. A method of creating a three-dimensional image of an object on film by encoding not just the intensity but also the phase information of the light striking the film. See Note at hologram.
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holography in Culture

holography

[(hoh-log-ruh-fee)]

A technique using lasers and photographic plates to produce three-dimensional images.

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