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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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They made their drawings focusing on the dioramic displays at the Heritage Museum.
Upstairs, a large installation involving two projectors, glass, natural materials, a glass cylinder full of water and a linen modesty screen, creates a dioramic view of a garden, and a skyscape complete with a rainbow.
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The old Michigan Central Railway repair shop houses a number of fascinating locomotives and unusual rolling stock as well as the 'History in Motion' dioramic railway display.
Now anything goes--videos, dioramic vitrines, displays of digital photographs, found objects and live performances.
Listing languidly on a broken caster, the chair is clearly a denizen of a world in which, as Walter Benjamin famously observed, the city has become at once exterior streetscape and dioramic interieur.
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.