"I've got this beautiful panoramic three-dimensional painting of Mars based on Martian photos. It's 30 feet wide. You can pick out every pebble on the Martian landscape. And who'd have dreamed you could do that?"
You couldn't ask for a more accurate description of a hologram, provided here by Jan Tor, Captain of Interplanetary Patrol Cruiser 79388.
The same term was used in If the Sun Died by R.F. Starzl in 1931:
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