holograph 1[hol-uh-graf, -grahf, hoh-luh-] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. Also hol·o·graph·ic [hol-uh-graf-ik, hoh-luh-] /ˌhɒl əˈgræf ɪk, ˌhoʊ lə-/, hol·o·graph·i·cal. wholly written by the person in whose name it appears: a holograph letter.


  1. a holograph writing, as a deed, will, or letter.

Origin of holograph 1 1650–60; Late Latin holographus Late Greek hológraphos. See holo-, -graph holograph 2[hol-uh-graf, -grahf, hoh-luh-] verb (used with object)

  1. to make by the use of holography.


  1. an image produced by holography.
  2. Optics. hologram.

Origin of holograph 2First recorded in 1965–70; back formation from holography Related formsho·log·ra·pher [huh-log-ruh-fer] /həˈlɒg rə fər/, nounhol·o·graph·ic [hol-uh-graf-ik, hoh-luh-] /ˌhɒl əˈgræf ɪk, ˌhoʊ lə-/, adjectivehol·o·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb Examples from the Web for holograph Historical Examples of holograph

  • He had been told that Mortimer Fenley had made a holograph will.

    The Strange Case of Mortimer Fenley

    Louis Tracy

  • For instance, his will is a holograph will, if that is what you are hinting at.

    The Strange Case of Mortimer Fenley

    Louis Tracy

  • It is a holograph will, and consequently very easy to upset.

    Cousin Pons

    Honore de Balzac

  • Further proof that this contention is correct is that each copy bears an inscription in Whitman’s holograph.

    The Bibliography of Walt Whitman

    Frank Shay

  • No more likely date can be found for the holograph letter which he is said to have addressed to Shakespeare.

    A Chronicle History of the Life and Work of William Shakespeare

    Frederick Gard Fleay

  • British Dictionary definitions for holograph holograph noun

      1. a book or document handwritten by its author; original manuscript; autograph
      2. (as modifier)a holograph document

    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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