Definition of diorama noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌdaɪəˈrɑːmə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdaɪəˈrɑːmə//
, also NAmE//ˌdaɪəˈræmə//
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a model representing a scene with figures, especially in a museum Word Origin early 19th cent.: coined in French from dia- ‘through’, on the pattern of panorama.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: diorama