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 (dī′ə-răm′ə, -rä′mə)
1. A three-dimensional miniature or life-size scene in which figures, stuffed wildlife, or other objects are arranged in a naturalistic setting against a painted background.
2. A scene reproduced on cloth transparencies with various lights shining through the cloths to produce changes in effect, intended for viewing at a distance through an aperture.

[French, blend of dia-, through (from Greek; see dia-) and panorama, panorama (from English; see panorama).]

di′o·ram′ic (-răm′ĭk) adj.
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The museum is preserving and exhibiting the proud history of PAF through various galleries including Chief of the Air Staff gallery, war heroes gallery, founding members gallery, machine gallery, dioramic display and paintings gallery, uniform gallery, digital gallery and historic photographs gallery.
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He was particularly impressed by the "Hall of Sufis and Shrines" wherein the services of the Sufis and scholars has been creatively explained through dioramic form showing Sufi message of peace and harmony to the mankind.
1) Although the advertisement describes the presentation as a diorama, and dioramic effects were an important part of spectators' experience, the term 'moving panorama' is more exact.
In comparing the moving images of cinema with the still, photographic scenery which the stereoscopic lens of the dioramic apparatus delivers to "tip of the tongue," Kafka finds the latter superior.