Holograph

MS in the hand of a named person; used of manuscripts and letters by the well known and figures of importance. Thus the Book of Kells might strictly not be called a holograph, whereas it could be safely used of Bede's own MS of his Historia Ecclesiastica. The term relates to letters and MSS of the work of a poet or novelist, esp. post-1600, when the term was coined. The letters of Henry V are certainly holographs. Apart from their intrinsic interest, his are the earliest extant letters in a monarch's own hand. [< Gr. holos = whole + graphos = writing]

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  • holograph — ho·lo·graph / hō lə ˌgraf, hä / n [Late Latin holographus, from Late Greek holographos, from Greek holos whole, complete + graphein to write]: a document (as a will or a deed) entirely in the handwriting of the person whose act it purports to be… …   Law dictionary

  • holograph — [häl′əgraf΄, hō′ləgraf΄] adj. [Fr holographe < LL holographus < LGr holographos < Gr holos, whole (see HOLO ) + graphein, to write: see GRAPHIC] written entirely in the handwriting of the person under whose name it appears n. a holograph …   English World dictionary

  • Holograph — Hol o*graph, n. [L. holographus entirely autograph, Gr. olo grafos; o los whole + gra fein to write: cf. F. holographe, olographe.] 1. A document, as a letter, deed, or will, wholly in the handwriting of the person from whom it proceeds and whose …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • holograph — hol o*graph, v. t. To produce a holographic image of, by holography. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • holograph — document written entirely by the person from whom it proceeds, 1620s, from L.L. holographus, from Gk. holographos written entirely by the same hand, lit. written in full, from holos whole (see SAFE (Cf. safe) (adj.)) + graphos written, from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • holograph — hologram UK [ˈhɒləɡræm] / US [ˈhɑləˌɡræm] or holograph UK [ˈhɒləɡrɑːf] / US [ˈhɑləˌɡræf] noun [countable] Word forms hologram : singular hologram plural holograms Word forms holograph : singular holograph plural holographs a kind of picture that… …   English dictionary

  • holograph — holograph1 /hol euh graf , grahf , hoh leuh /, adj. 1. Also, holographic /hol euh graf ik, hoh leuh /, holographical. wholly written by the person in whose name it appears: a holograph letter. n. 2. a holograph writing, as a deed, will, or letter …   Universalium

  • holograph — I hol•o•graph [[t]ˈhɒl əˌgræf, ˌgrɑf, ˈhoʊ lə [/t]] adj. 1) Also, hol o•graph′ic [[t] ˈgræf ɪk[/t]] hol o•graph′i•cal. wholly written by the person in whose name it appears: a holograph letter[/ex] 2) a holograph writing, as a deed • Etymology:… …   From formal English to slang

  • holograph — /ˈhɒləgræf/ (say holuhgraf), / graf/ (say grahf) adjective Also, holographic /hɒləˈgræfɪk/ (say holuh grafik). 1. wholly written by the person in whose name it appears: a holograph letter. –noun 2. a holograph writing. 3. Law a deed in writing,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Holograph — holografas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. holograph vok. Holograph, m rus. голограф, m pranc. holographe, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • holograph — noun Etymology: Late Latin holographus, from Late Greek holographos, from Greek hol + graphein to write more at carve Date: circa 1623 a document wholly in the handwriting of its author; also the handwriting itself • holograph or holographic… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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