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holograph (HOL-uh-graf) noun

1. A document written wholly in the handwriting of the person whose signature it bears.

2. A hologram.

adjective

Variant of holographic.

[From Late Latin holographus, entirely written by the signer, from Greek holographos : holo-, + -graphos, -graph.]

"The recent Sartre acquisition will add to the Beinecke Library's already distinguished collection of Sartre materials, which includes two holograph drafts for an unpublished book on Tintoretto ...." Caroline Marvin, Yale U. Rare Books obtains Sartre biographical tapes, University Wire, 15 Jan 1999.

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