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There is an apple. I turn that apple into a hologram. What am I doing?

I hologrammed the apple? I holographed it? (Auto-correct says no.)

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    This may come as a surprise to you, but there are hundreds of different databases used by hundreds of different auto-correct algorithms. don't trust any of them. – Carl Witthoft Jul 20 '17 at 15:44
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    You did not turn the apple into a hologram. You may have created a hologram based on the apple. – Davo Jul 20 '17 at 16:23
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Holography is the process of producing holograms.

Perhaps then, by analogy with photography, where we photograph something, then you could say that you "holographed" something to turn it into a hologram.

And, guess what, it's actually in the dictionary: http://www.dictionary.com/browse/holographed

The lesson? Auto-correct is not the ultimate authority on language. This site is! (Just joking).

  • You joke, but I would sooner trust this site than I would Webster. Thanks! – Evorlor Jul 20 '17 at 15:35
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    @Evorlor but we get our sources from (the likes of) Webster! – marcellothearcane Jul 20 '17 at 17:12
  • @marcellothearcane which means its (the likes of) you that validate Webster! – Evorlor Jul 20 '17 at 17:33

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