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"I'm a fairly visual thinker. In doing science, I think in terms of pictures of things happening, and then do the mathematics."
- Gregory Benford

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

As far as I know, this is the earliest use of this expression.

Far down in the pit Benton could see a huge swirling ball of vapor, glittering with pinpoints of varicolored lights cast upon it by unseen projectors. That would be the ultra-secret Battle Integrator the marvelous moving solidograph that resolved six dimensions into four.
From The Bureaucrat, by Malcom Jameson.
Published by Not known in 1944
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Another early reference, often cited, appears in H. Beam Piper's Police Operation:

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.

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

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.

See also the solido projector from Dune (1965) by Frank Herbert.

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