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holograph1

[hol-uh-graf, -grahf, hoh-luh-] /ˈhɒl əˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf, ˈhoʊ lə-/
adjective
1.
Also, holographic
[hol-uh-graf-ik, hoh-luh-] /ˌhɒl əˈgræf ɪk, ˌhoʊ lə-/ (Show IPA),
holographical. wholly written by the person in whose name it appears:
a holograph letter.
noun
2.
a holograph writing, as a deed, will, or letter.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Late Latin holographus < Late Greek hológraphos. See holo-, -graph

holograph2

[hol-uh-graf, -grahf, hoh-luh-] /ˈhɒl əˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf, ˈhoʊ lə-/
verb (used with object)
1.
to make by the use of holography.
noun
2.
an image produced by holography.
3.
Optics. hologram.
Origin
1965-70; back formation from holography
Related forms
holographer
[huh-log-ruh-fer] /həˈlɒg rə fər/ (Show IPA),
noun
holographic
[hol-uh-graf-ik, hoh-luh-] /ˌhɒl əˈgræf ɪk, ˌhoʊ lə-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
holographically, adverb
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  • Authentic money orders are gray and have a holograph seal along the top.
British Dictionary definitions for holograph

holograph

/ˈhɒləˌɡræf; -ˌɡrɑːf/
noun
1.
  1. a book or document handwritten by its author; original manuscript; autograph
  2. (as modifier): a holograph document
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Word Origin and History for holograph
n.

"document written entirely by the person from whom it proceeds," 1620s, from Late Latin holographus, from Greek holographos "written entirely by the same hand," literally "written in full," from holos "whole" (see safe (adj.)) + graphos "written," from graphein "to write" (see -graphy). Modern use, with reference to holograms, is a 1960s back-formation from holography.

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