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diorama

di·o·ram·a

diorama

 
 
pronunciation:
daI rae m [or] daI ra m
features:
Word Combinations (noun), Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a scene represented by three-dimensional objects placed in front of a painted background, as in a natural history museum.
One of the museum's dioramas showed cave-dwelling people sitting around a fire.
definition 2: a translucent picture viewed through a small aperture.
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derivation: dioramic (adj.)
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