[ hol-uh-graf, -grahf, hoh-luh- ]
/ ˈhɒl əˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf, ˈhoʊ lə- /

verb (used with object)

to make by the use of holography.


an image produced by holography.
Optics. hologram.

Origin of holograph

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 holographed


/ (ˈhɒləˌɡræf, -ˌɡrɑːf) /


  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 holographed



"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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