Full record for holo n.

Definition a three-dimensional image, or device for displaying such images; contraction of "hologram"
OED requirements antedating 1970
Earliest cite Larry Niven, Ringworld
Comment Katrina Campbell submitted a cite from a 1992 reprint of Anne McCaffrey and Jody Lynn Nye's 1990 "The Death of Sleep". Enoch Forrester submitted a 1983 cite from David Brin's "Startide Rising". Enoch Forrester submitted a cite from a 1981 reprint of Larry Niven's "Ringworld"; Treesong verified the cite in the 1970 first edition. Douglas Winston submitted a cite from a 1989 reprint of Mike Resnick's 1988 "Ivory". Douglas Winston submitted a 1993 cite from Elizabeth Moon's "Hunting Party". Douglas Winston submitted a cite from a 1997 reprint of David Weber's 1993 "On Basilisk Station". Douglas Winston submitted a 1991 cite from Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Moon's "Generation Warriors". Dave Langford submitted a 1973 cite from Harry Harrison's "We Ate The Whole Thing". Douglas Winston submitted a cite from a 1994 reprint of F.M. Busby's 1993 "The Singularity Project". Malcolm Farmer submitted a cite from a 1989 reprint of Robert Reed's 1987 "The Hormone Jungle". Malcolm Farmer submitted a 1977 cite from Greg Bear's "Sun-Planet".
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Citations for holo n.

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1973 N. Spinrad Thing of Beauty in T. Shippey Oxf. Bk. Sci. Fiction (1992) 433, I am enclosing a holo of the shrine for your pleasure.
1973 N. Spinrad Thing of Beauty in T. Shippey Oxf. Bk. Sci. Fiction (1992) 433, I received two packages from Mr Shiburo Ito. One was a mailing envelope containing a minicassette and a holo slide; the other was a heavy package about the size of a shoebox wrapped in blue rice paper.
1977 J. Varley Ophiuchi Hotline (1994) 57 She had seen trick holos like this at funhouses, but none so perfect.
1977 J. Varley Ophiuchi Hotline (1994) 56 It was a trick of the holos which made the entrance effectively one way.
1977 G. Bear in Galaxy, Incorporating Worlds of If Apr. 18/1 It was Green's first good look at the creatures, though he had seen holos.
1983 D. Brin Startide Rising 32 The holo danced with blue specks.
1984 K. S. Robinson Icehenge (1990) 78 Xhosa, give this place a structural check and get holo crews in here. Holos of every room.
1984 D. Duane My Enemy, my Ally iv. 59 Suvuk was much shorter than Spock, and lighter; that Jim had known from holos he'd seen, and wondered at.
1986 D. Carey Battlestations! i.3 He looked like a holo on a tour spool.
1986 D. Carey Dreadnought iii. 32 Even more grand than the grand holos I'd seen of him.
1987 R. Reed Hormone Jungle (1989) 8 Steward looks at all the faces, measuring moods, and then he looks above them and takes in the bright old-fashioned holos advertising beer, and the swirling smokes rising through the holos.
1988 C. J. Cherryh Cyteen 329 She opened uncle Giraud's present next?.It was an awfully nice holo of the whole planet.
1988 M. Resnick Ivory (1989) 57 My doctor doesn't have to see the man who destroyed his career on the holo every week.
1989 J. M. Dillard Lost Years vii. 159 Ciana preferred more exotic types and had been exceptionally unimpressed by the holo in Kirk's file.
1990 A. McCaffrey & J. L. Nye Death of Sleep (1992) 365 Each of the Iretan samples could be matched to a holo and description from Trizein's paleontological files.
1991 A. McCaffrey & E. Moon Generation Warriors 102 He remembered the holo of the Zaid-Dayan with its patched hull.
1991 T. Maddox Halo i. i. 7 The rooms were afflicted by?Asian tourist decor: lacquered bamboo on the walls, along with leaping dragon holos.
1991 Omni Mar. 83/2 Cameras clicked and buzzed, a swarm of goggle-eyed lenses, video, holo, solido.
1992 D. Knight Why Do Birds (1994) 159 The holo was called Flash Gordon on the New World. It started off like the old flatfilm, with the planet Mongo approaching the Earth and about to destroy it.
1993 D. A. Smith In Cube i.17 My tired eyes drifted over to the holo of Billy and me on my oak rolltop desk.
1993 E. Moon Hunting Party 142 Everyone had seen inverse fountains or ridden inverse scare rides, since the invention of small artifical [sic] gravity generators. But this one flowed uphill without a substrate, burbling from one visible guide channel to another through the empty air. ‘It's a holo, right?’
1993 F. M. Busby Singularity Project (1994) 326 When we were done hugging and jumping up and down, I went to the holo controls.
1993 F. M. Busby Singularity Project (1994) 326 ‘Curvature!’ she repeated as I went over there fast. The holo didn't tell me much; what did was the final string of numbers she had up on the monitor.
1993 D. Weber On Basilisk Station (1997) 129 The natives were undeniably warm-blooded and bore living young, but they reminded Stromboli far more of a holo he'd seen of an Old Earth insect called a praying mantis than of anything he would have called a mammal.
1993 V. Milan From Depths Prologue 7 Head-up holos sprang into existence between dark jade eyes and the windscreen.
1998 J. Meaney To Hold Infinity xii. 146 The laser array high in the groined ceiling glowed with life; no doubt this was generating the holo choir below.
2005 Apex Sci. Fiction & Horror Digest 25 Big Sister moved on to the holo-player and scrolled through the stored titles.
2005 Apex Sci. Fiction & Horror Digest 23 She had to run right home after school every day to sit by Little Sister, glaring at her tiny, twisted body, listening to the rattle and hiss of the machines that kept Little Sister captive in her bed, obeying Little Sister's every whispered command as she watched her favorite holos with eyes that stubbornly refused to fail.
2006 Analog June 103/2 She did not react to the holo. Surely the Great Red Spot unambiguously identified the gas giant as Jupiter?.She might have thought the image was a recording or simulation, presented as disinformation.