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 holographer (audio) \ noun

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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 Hertog says, holography let Hawking and him remodel the math of the Big Bang. Brian Resnick, Vox, "Stephen Hawking’s final paper makes a hopeful case for the limits of existence," 3 May 2018 There’s a concept in physics called holography, which finds that our three-dimensional universe can be represented in two dimensions. Brian Resnick, Vox, "Stephen Hawking’s final paper makes a hopeful case for the limits of existence," 3 May 2018 But, Hertog argues, the principle of holography allows theorists to jettison the dimension of time, instead. Adrian Cho, Science | AAAS, "Stephen Hawking’s (almost) last paper: putting an end to the beginning of the universe," 2 May 2018 When a commuter train passes, let the magic of holography superimpose an image of a steam engine and passengers looking for a better life. Ron Grossman, chicagotribune.com, "Please, Mr. Obama, skip the test kitchen, make it a museum," 8 Jan. 2018 Researchers think this kind of acoustic holography could be used to improve medical imaging but also to better focus ultrasound treatments. Andrew Feeney, Smithsonian, "Five Ways Ultrasound Is Changing Medicine, Martian Exploration and Even Your Phone," 12 May 2017

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First Known Use of holography

1964, in the meaning defined above

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

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