noun (1)
ho·​lo·​graph | \ ˈhō-lə-ˌgraf How to pronounce holograph (audio) , ˈhä- \
plural holographs

Definition of holograph

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: 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


noun (2)

Definition of holograph (Entry 2 of 3)

: 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


Definition of holograph (Entry 3 of 3)

less common variant of 2

First Known Use of holograph

Noun (1)

1966, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1623, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for holograph

Noun (2)

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

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“Holograph.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/holograph. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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ho·​lo·​graph | \ ˈhō-lə-ˌgraf, ˈhä- How to pronounce holograph (audio) \

Legal Definition of holograph

: a document (as a will or a deed) entirely in the handwriting of the person whose act it purports to be

Other Words from holograph

holographic \ ˌhō-​lə-​ˈgra-​fik, ˌhä-​ How to pronounce holograph (audio) \ 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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