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scenography

[ see-nog-ruh-fee ]
/ siˈnɒg rə fi /
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noun

the art of representing objects in accordance with the rules of perspective.
scene painting (used especially with reference to ancient Greece).

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Origin of scenography

From the Greek word skēnographía, dating back to 1635–45. See scene, -o-, -graphy
sce·nog·raph·er, nounsce·no·graph·ic [see-nuh-graf-ik, sen-uh-], /ˌsi nəˈgræf ɪk, ˌsɛn ə-/, sce·no·graph·i·cal, adjectivesce·no·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for scenography

scenography
/ (siːˈnɒɡrəfɪ) /

noun

the art of portraying objects or scenes in perspective
scene painting, esp in ancient Greece
scenographer, nounscenographic (ˌsiːnəʊˈɡræfɪk) or scenographical, adjectivescenographically, adverb
C17: via Latin from Greek skēnographia a drawing in perspective, from skēnē scene
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