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"I prefer working by artificial light."
- Isaac Asimov

Solidograph  
  A three-dimensional sold (not see-through) image of objects or a person.  

A solidograph is the image produced by a solidograph-projector.

In the middle of this appeared a small solidograph image of the interior of the conveyor, showing the desk, and the control board, and the figure of Verkan Vall seated at it. The little figure of the storm trooper appeared, pistol in hand.
From Police Operation, by H. Beam Piper.
Published by Astounding SF in 1948
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This is a forerunner of the idea of a hologram. Compare this term to the idea of a stereoscopic television, or stereo tank, in Robert Heinlein's later story Stranger in a Strange Land.

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