Definitions for dioramaˌdaɪ əˈræm ə, -ˈrɑ mə
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di•o•ram•aˌdaɪ əˈræm ə, -ˈrɑ mə(n.)(pl.)-ram•as.
a scene in miniature reproduced in three dimensions by placing figures before a painted background.
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.
a partly translucent picture viewed through an aperture.
Origin of diorama:
1815–25; < F, =di-di -3+ Gk (h)órāma view (horā-, var. s. of horân to see, look +-ma n. suffix of result)
panorama, cyclorama, diorama(noun)
a picture (or series of pictures) representing a continuous scene
A three-dimensional display of a scenery, often having a painted background in front of which models are arranged, e.g. in a museum where stuffed animals are presented against a painted landscape.
a mode of scenic representation, invented by Daguerre and Bouton, in which a painting is seen from a distance through a large opening. By a combination of transparent and opaque painting, and of transmitted and reflected light, and by contrivances such as screens and shutters, much diversity of scenic effect is produced
a building used for such an exhibition
The word diorama [ˌdaɪəˈrɑːmə] can either refer to a nineteenth-century mobile theatre device, or, in modern usage, a three-dimensional full-size or miniature model, sometimes enclosed in a glass showcase for a museum. Dioramas are often built by hobbyists as part of related hobbies such as military vehicle modeling, miniature figure modeling, or aircraft modeling.
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