holograph

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noun (1)

ho·​lo·​graph ˈhō-lə-ˌgraf How to pronounce holograph (audio)
ˈhä-
plural holographs
: hologram
In one scene, a 10-story high, glowing, pink holograph speaks seductively to K.Jill Gutowitz
The team hopes to push the material to produce video quality holographs in the next two years, and the technology could be ready for your living room within the decade.Lisa Grossman

holograph

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noun (2)

: a document wholly in the handwriting of its author
I own the holograph of Albert Jay Nock's marvelous book on Jefferson, and there are fewer corrections on an average page than I write into a typical column.William F. Buckley Jr.
also : the handwriting itself
But there's a stronger proof of humility in this particular copy, which carries an inscription in the author's holograph: "I am told there is a great deal of tosh in this book." Eric Korn

holograph

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less common variant of

Word History

Etymology

Noun (2)

Late Latin holographus, from Late Greek holographos, from Greek hol- + graphein to write — more at carve

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1966, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1623, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of holograph was in 1623

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Cite this Entry

“Holograph.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/holograph. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

holograph

noun
ho·​lo·​graph ˈhō-lə-ˌgraf How to pronounce holograph (audio)
ˈhäl-ə-
: a document entirely in the handwriting of the author
holograph adjective
or holographic

Legal Definition

holograph

noun
ho·​lo·​graph ˈhō-lə-ˌgraf, ˈhä- How to pronounce holograph (audio)
: a document (as a will or a deed) entirely in the handwriting of the person whose act it purports to be
holographic adjective

History and Etymology for holograph

Late Latin holographus, from Late Greek holographos, from Greek holos whole, complete + graphein to write

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