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Diorama Definition

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Other Diorama Definition

[n] a picture (or series of pictures) representing a continuous scene


cyclorama, panorama

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icon, ikon, image, picture

Misc. Definitions

\Di`o*ra"ma\, n. [Gr. ? to see through; ? = dia` through + ? to see; cf. ? that which is seen, a sight: cf. F. diorama. Cf. {Panorama}.]
1. 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.
2. A building used for such an exhibition.

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