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Hologram

Image made on a photographic plate which, when viewed under the appropriate conditions, gives a three-dimensional image. A light-sensitive film is used but it is not a conventional photographic technique. Pictures are viewed either by reflected light, such as a hologram on a credit card, or by projected laser-generated beams of light.

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