- a scene, often in miniature, reproduced in three dimensions by placing objects, figures, etc., in front of a painted background.
- a life-size display representing a scene from nature, a historical event, or the like, using stuffed wildlife, wax figures, real objects, etc., in front of a painted or photographed background.
- a spectacular picture, partly translucent, for exhibition through an aperture, made more realistic by various illuminating devices.
- a building or room, often circular, for exhibiting such a scene or picture, especially as a continuous unit along or against the walls.
Origin of diorama
Examples from the Web for dioramic
Historical Examples of dioramic
Mr Longfellow has made excellent use of this dioramic method.
His scenery is only fit to be glanced at from dioramic distance; his Indians are academic figures only.Summer on the Lakes, in 1843
The dinners I might have enjoyed, passed in a dioramic view before my eyes.
Before and behind the screen at the Polytechnic during the exhibition of the dioramic effects of the siege of Delhi.The Boy's Playbook of Science
John Henry Pepper
His attempts to improve panoramic painting, and the production of dioramic effects, were crowned with the most eminent success.
- a miniature three-dimensional scene, in which models of figures are seen against a background
- a picture made up of illuminated translucent curtains, viewed through an aperture
- a museum display, as of an animal, of a specimen in its natural setting
- films a scene produced by the rearrangement of lighting effects