diorama


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di·o·ram·a

 (dī′ə-răm′ə, -rä′mə)
n.
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.

diorama

(ˌdaɪəˈrɑːmə)
n
1. (Art Terms) a miniature three-dimensional scene, in which models of figures are seen against a background
2. (Art Terms) a picture made up of illuminated translucent curtains, viewed through an aperture
3. (Art Terms) a museum display, as of an animal, of a specimen in its natural setting
4. (Film) films a scene produced by the rearrangement of lighting effects
[C19: from French, from Greek dia- through + Greek horama view, from horan to see]
dioramic adj

di•o•ram•a

(ˌdaɪ əˈræm ə, -ˈrɑ mə)

n., pl. -ram•as.
1. a scene in miniature reproduced in three dimensions by placing figures before a painted background.
2. a life-size display representing a scene from nature, a historical event, or the like, using stuffed wildlife, wax figures, etc., in front of a painted or photographed background.
3. a partly translucent picture viewed through an aperture.
[1815–25; < French, =di- di-3 + Greek (h)órāma view (horā-, variant s. of horân to see, look + -ma n. suffix of result)]
di`o•ram′ic, adj.

diorama

1. a miniature, three-dimensional scene, often depicting a historical event.
2. an apparatus designed for giving extra realism to paintings by transmitting light through them in various colors and intensities at different times.
See also: Representation
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.diorama - a picture (or series of pictures) representing a continuous scenediorama - a picture (or series of pictures) representing a continuous scene
ikon, picture, icon, image - a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface; "they showed us the pictures of their wedding"; "a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them"
Translations

diorama

[daɪəˈrɑːmə] Ndiorama m

diorama

nDiorama nt
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