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diorama


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Diorama  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  diorama 
  n  :  a  picture  (or  series  of  pictures)  representing  a  continuous 
  scene  [syn:  {panorama},  {cyclorama}] 




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