ho·​lo·​graph·​ic ˌhō-lə-ˈgra-fik How to pronounce holographic (audio)
: of, relating to, or being a hologram
holographic displays
Daryl Hall says the large, garish holographic photo of Martin and Lewis that he displays in his otherwise rustic farmhouse appeals to his "perverse sense of humor."Steve Dougherty
… the latter includes a way-cool, digital-face wristwatch with a holographic image of Pinocchio …Steve Daly
or less commonly holograph of a document : written entirely in the handwriting of its author
Even when a holographic "codicil" appeared on the same page as the typewritten will, both were allowed …William M. McGovern, Jr. et al.
The prose of the holograph letters … is reproduced faithfully with all its idiosyncrasies of spelling, punctuation, and sentence structure …John P. Sisk
holographically adverb
… systems that store data as holographically recorded images … PC Today

Examples of holographic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The phone boasted a holographic display and support for modular add-ons, but was a critical failure and was discontinued a year later. Jon Porter, The Verge, 7 Mar. 2024 By strictly aligning the signal arrival in time to the listener’s ear, Wilson Audio’s laboratory-grade loudspeakers precisely control voice and timbre, image depth, and more to create a truly three-dimensional, holographic soundstage. Robb Report Studio, Robb Report, 8 Mar. 2024 The holographic image that filled the central space of the stadium showed the statite launchers hovering over the sun. Karl Schroeder, IEEE Spectrum, 24 Feb. 2024 Now, like a shiny holographic disco horse, Beyoncé is atop the social web. Angela Watercutter, WIRED, 21 Feb. 2024 This set mixes a trendy holographic finish with classic tiny Valentine's Day hearts. Kaitlyn Yarborough, Southern Living, 5 Feb. 2024 Along with issuing the IDs from a central location, new technology that emerged in the 1990s allowed ADOT to add holographic film overlay as a new anti-fraud measure. The Arizona Republic, 27 Jan. 2024 Queen Bey’s look was polished off with oversized sunglasses, a holographic Luar bag, and—of course—her cowboy hat. Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 13 Feb. 2024 The trendiest shades of the season include deep hues carrying over from winter, iridescent and holographic potions, unexpected takes on classic colors, and every imaginable version of green. Marci Robin, Allure, 6 Feb. 2024

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Word History


holography + -ic entry 1; (in sense 2) holograph entry 2 + -ic entry 1

First Known Use

1728, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of holographic was in 1728

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“Holographic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/holographic. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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