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

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 The new Sound Blaster Katana V2 is Creative’s latest flagship soundbar for gamers and includes Super X-Fi headphone holography. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 22 Sep. 2021 The soundstage created by Super X-Fi headphone holography is positively eerie and the sound appears to float around you. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 22 Sep. 2021 This is an example of what physicists call holography: a lower-dimensional space giving rise to a higher-dimensional space, like a flat hologram producing a 3D image. Quanta Magazine, 7 Sep. 2021 The special Creative Super X-FI holography headphones connect with the soundbar using a Bluetooth dongle that plugs into a special USB port at the rear of the soundbar. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 6 May 2021 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, 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, 10 Sep. 2019 Curved space-times emerge quite naturally from entanglement in tensor networks via holography. Jennifer Ouellette, Quanta Magazine, 28 Apr. 2015 The dimension-hopping technique that’s key to the new development is known as holography. Quanta Magazine, 19 Nov. 2019

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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 19 Jan. 2022.

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More Definitions for holography


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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