What does diorama mean?

Definitions for diorama
ˌdaɪ əˈræm ə, -ˈrɑ mədio·ra·ma

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. panorama, cyclorama, dioramanoun

    a picture (or series of pictures) representing a continuous scene


  1. dioramanoun

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dioramanoun

    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

    Etymology: [Gr. to see through; = dia` through + to see; cf. that which is seen, a sight: cf. F. diorama. Cf. Panorama.]

  2. Dioramanoun

    a building used for such an exhibition

    Etymology: [Gr. to see through; = dia` through + to see; cf. that which is seen, a sight: cf. F. diorama. Cf. Panorama.]


  1. Diorama

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Diorama

    dī-ō-rä′ma, n. an exhibition of pictures, illuminated, and viewed through an opening in the wall of a darkened chamber.—adj. Dioram′ic. [Gr. dia, through, horama, a sight.]

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Diorama

    See “Panorama.”

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of diorama in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of diorama in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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