from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The pattern produced on a photosensitive medium that has been exposed by holography and then photographically developed.
  • noun The photosensitive medium so exposed and so developed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A photographic image giving the observer a seemingly three-dimensional view of the represented object. The three-dimensional effect is produced by exposing a photographic recording medium to an interference pattern generated by a coherent beam of light (as from a laser) reflected from the subject, interacting with a beam directly from the source. The full three-dimensional effect requires illumination of the image with coherent light, but less perfect three-dimensional visual effects may also be observed when the hologram is illuminated with white light.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A three-dimensional image of an object created by holography.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the intermediate photograph (or photographic record) that contains information for reproducing a three-dimensional image by holography


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holo- + -gram, from Ancient Greek ὅλος (holos, "whole") + γραμμή (gramme, "letter, line"), coined in 1964 by Hungarian-born British scientist Dennis Gabor, the 1971 Nobel prize winner in physics for his work in holography.


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