holograph

1
[hol-uh-graf, -grahf, hoh-luh-]
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adjective

Also hol·o·graph·ic [hol-uh-graf-ik, hoh-luh-] /ˌhɒl əˈgræf ɪk, ˌhoʊ lə-/, hol·o·graph·i·cal. wholly written by the person in whose name it appears: a holograph letter.

noun

a holograph writing, as a deed, will, or letter.

Origin of holograph

1
1650–60; < Late Latin holographus < Late Greek hológraphos. See holo-, -graph

holograph

2
[hol-uh-graf, -grahf, hoh-luh-]

verb (used with object)

to make by the use of holography.

noun

an image produced by holography.
Optics. hologram.

Origin of holograph

2
First recorded in 1965–70; back formation from holography
Related formsho·log·ra·pher [huh-log-ruh-fer] /həˈlɒg rə fər/, nounhol·o·graph·ic [hol-uh-graf-ik, hoh-luh-] /ˌhɒl əˈgræf ɪk, ˌhoʊ lə-/, adjectivehol·o·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for holograph

holograph

noun

  1. a book or document handwritten by its author; original manuscript; autograph
  2. (as modifier)a holograph document
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Word Origin and History for holograph
n.

"document written entirely by the person from whom it proceeds," 1620s, from Late Latin holographus, from Greek holographos "written entirely by the same hand," literally "written in full," from holos "whole" (see safe (adj.)) + graphos "written," from graphein "to write" (see -graphy). Modern use, with reference to holograms, is a 1960s back-formation from holography.

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