holography

noun
ho·​log·​ra·​phy | \hō-ˈlä-grə-fē \

Definition of holography 

: the art or process of making or using a hologram

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Other Words from holography

holograph \ˈhō-​lə-​ˌgraf, ˈhä-​ \ transitive verb
holographer \hō-​ˈlä-​grə-​fər \ noun
holographic \ˌhō-​lə-​ˈgra-​fik, ˌhä-​ \ adjective
holographically \ˌhō-​lə-​ˈgra-​fi-​k(ə-​)lē, ˌhä-​ \ adverb

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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 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 \
plural holographies

Medical Definition of holography 

: the art or process of making or using a hologram

Other Words from holography

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

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