holography

noun
ho·​log·​ra·​phy | \ hō-ˈlä-grə-fē How to pronounce holography (audio) \

Definition of holography

: the art or process of making or using a hologram

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Other Words from holography

holographer \ hō-​ˈlä-​grə-​fər How to pronounce holography (audio) \ noun

Examples of holography in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the final years of his life, to better understand the wave function more generally, Hawking and his collaborators started applying holography — a blockbuster new approach that treats space-time as a hologram. Quanta Magazine, "Physicists Debate Hawking’s Idea That the Universe Had No Beginning," 6 June 2019 There’s a lot of commentary about whether holography, the string landscape — all sorts of things — are tethered enough to experiment. Quanta Magazine, "Are We All Wrong About Black Holes?," 10 Sep. 2019 Curved space-times emerge quite naturally from entanglement in tensor networks via holography. Jennifer Ouellette, Quanta Magazine, "How Quantum Pairs Stitch Space-Time," 28 Apr. 2015 The dimension-hopping technique that’s key to the new development is known as holography. Quanta Magazine, "Hologram Within a Hologram Hints at Fate of Black Holes," 19 Nov. 2019 In the final years of his life, to better understand the wave function more generally, Hawking and his collaborators started applying holography — a blockbuster new approach that treats space-time as a hologram. Quanta Magazine, "Physicists Debate Hawking’s Idea That the Universe Had No Beginning," 6 June 2019 In the final years of his life, to better understand the wave function more generally, Hawking and his collaborators started applying holography — a blockbuster new approach that treats space-time as a hologram. Natalie Wolchover, WIRED, "Cosmologists Clash Over the Beginning of the Universe," 16 June 2019 Brain-wave scanners extract new tunes from the incapacitated songwriter, production software makes those tracks more radio-friendly, and holography generates a larger-than-life replica of Ashley that can tour the world. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "Black Mirror’s Miley Cyrus Episode Isn’t That Far-Fetched," 6 June 2019 The concept of equating one theory to another in a space with one fewer dimension is known to theoretical physicists as holography. Adrian Cho, Science | AAAS, "Stephen Hawking’s (almost) last paper: putting an end to the beginning of the universe," 2 May 2018

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First Known Use of holography

1964, in the meaning defined above

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“Holography.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/holography. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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holography

noun
ho·​log·​ra·​phy | \ hō-ˈläg-rə-fē How to pronounce holography (audio) \
plural holographies

Medical Definition of holography

: the art or process of making or using a hologram

Other Words from holography

holograph \ ˈhō-​lə-​ˌgraf How to pronounce holography (audio) , ˈhäl-​ə-​ How to pronounce holography (audio) \ transitive verb
holographer \ hō-​ˈläg-​rə-​fər How to pronounce holography (audio) \ noun
holographic \ ˌhō-​lə-​ˈgraf-​ik How to pronounce holography (audio) , ˌhäl-​ə-​ How to pronounce holography (audio) \ adjective
holographically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce holography (audio) \ adverb

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