One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A three-dimensional image formed by the interference of light beams from a laser or other coherent light source.
- ‘One entire hangar was dedicated to video art and films, as well as kinetic light art and holograms.’
- ‘A hologram image of a scientist walked across the courtroom toward Raven's bench and spoke loudly so that all in the room could hear him.’
- ‘It was very much like a hologram, three-dimensional with horizontal lines running across.’
- ‘With a contented smile, she activated the image and the tiny hologram came to life.’
- ‘Although no camera is used, one could describe the actual hologram as a type of photograph produced on film with laser light.’
- ‘Several times, he crossed the path of the beams and distorted the communication hologram image.’
- ‘Human organs in specimen jars could be replaced by three-dimensional holograms using a new kind of imaging technology being developed in the United Kingdom.’
- ‘This pattern creates a hologram that you can see by illuminating the plate with a laser.’
- ‘The science of holograms and images had especially taken great leaps and bounds since their discovery.’
- ‘The disc began to light up and then projected a transparent hologram of my father.’
- ‘Those blend at the chip with unfettered laser light to create a hologram of the tumor interior.’
- 1.1 A photograph of an interference pattern which, when suitably illuminated, produces a three-dimensional image.
- ‘Modern banknotes feature a red and green fluorescent number clearly visible under ultraviolet light, just below the hologram.’
- ‘The products have exclusive holograms differentiating the original and the duplicate.’
- ‘Maybe one day soon you'll have polarization holograms in your wallet protecting your data.’
- ‘Looking at it is like looking at one of those holograms with two images - what you see depends on your perspective.’
- ‘Otherwise plain, it had a small hologram of the logo in one corner, and a black barcode lining running along the bottom.’
- ‘These were real IDs in fake names, with all the holograms and micro printing and whatever else the driver's licenses have to make them hard to forge.’
- ‘The new licences meet international standards, featuring micro-printing, holograms and images only visible in ultraviolet light.’
- ‘The walls were lined with portraits and holograms, some stationary, some fading from image to image.’
- ‘The voter card includes a picture with a hologram covering it, a magnetic strip and a serial number to guard against tampering.’
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