352. Representation


See also 23. ART ; 128. DRAWING ; 141. ENGRAVING ; 218. IMAGES .

adumbration
a sketchy representation of something.
airscape
a view or pictorial representation of the earth from above, as from an aircraft.
allegory
an art form, as a story, painting, or sculpture, in which the components have a symbolic, figurative meaning. — allegorist, allegorizer, n. allegorical, adj.
anaglyphoscope
a pair of lenses of different colors used in spectacles for viewing a specially processed two-dimensional picture, creating a three-dimensional effect.
anamorphism
a distorted image of an object, as in anamorphic art. Also anamorphosis . — anamorphic, adj.
anamorphoscope
a cylindrical mirror for correcting the distorted image created by anamorphism.
anamorphosis
anamorphism.
anamorphosy
Obsolete, anamorphosis.
astrolabe
a stereographic projection of the earth, as a sphere, on the plane of one of the great circles. Also called planisphere .
burlesque
an exaggerated representation; grotesque parody or satire.
caricature
a distorted representation, usually pictorial, often used to parody people in public life. — caricaturist, n.
cartogram
a simplified or abstracted form of diagrammatic representation of statistical data, usually on a map base or distorted map base.
charactery
1. a system of symbols used to represent ideas.
2. expression by means of such symbols.
cinematography
the art or technique of using a motion-picture camera or prjector. — cinematograph, n., v. cinematographer, n . — cinematographic, adj.
cityscape
a view or representation of a city, especially in a painting, photograph, etc.
cloudscape
a view or representation of clouds, particularly a painting of clouds.
conspectus
a summary, outline, or general view of a situation.
cosmorama
a display of scenes of different parts of the world. — cosmoramic, adj.
cosmosphere
a hollow glass globe, for depicting the position of the earth in relation to the fixed stars at a given time.
culturist
a person who is well acquainted with culture, as literature, the arts, etc., and who advocates their worth to society.
cyclorama
a circular panorama, usually of a landscape or battle, designed to be viewed from a central point. Also called panorama . — cycloramic, adj.
diorama
1. a miniature, three-dimensional scene, often depicting a historical event.
2. an apparatus designed for giving extra realism to paintings by transmitting light through them in various colors and intensities at different times.
epitome
something representative as a fine example of the whole group of things to which it belongs. See also 53. BOOKS .
georama
a large globe or sphere in which a spectator can stand and view a representation of the earth’s surface.
histogram
Statistics. a graph showing frequency distribution in which rectangles based on the horizontal axis are assigned widths that correspond to class intervals and heights that correspond to frequency.
hologram
a three-dimensional representation in photographic form, recorded on film by a reflected laser beam of a subject illuminated by part of the same laser beam.
hypermyriorama
an exhibit or cyclorama showing a great variety of scènes.
idiograph
1. a signature or mark characteristic of or peculiar to a particular person, organization, etc.
2. a logotype or trademark.
macrograph
a drawing, photograph, or other image that represents an object or scène with little or no magnification.
malkin
British Dialect, a scarecrow or any grotesque effigy. Also spelled mawkin .
myriorama
a form of landscape picture, made of several sections that can be combined in various ways to make different scenes.
neorama
a type of panorama which represents the interior of a large building in which the spectator appears to be standing as he views the scene displayed.
panorama
cyclorama; hence, any unlimited view or comprehensive survey. — panoramic, panoramical, adj.
phantasmagoria
a type of magiclantern show in which rapidly moving images blend, change size, etc.; hence, any series of images that move and change rapidly, as a dream. — phantasmagorial, phantasmagoric, adj.
planisphere
an astrolabe.
praxinoscope
an instrument that represents the effect of moving images on a screen.
purism
In literature and art. strict adherence to particular concepts, rules, or ideals of form, style, etc., either as formulated by the artist or as dictated by a school with which the artist is allied. See also 23. ART ; 104. CRITICISM ; 236. LANGUAGE . — purist, n., adj.
riverscape
a view or representation of a river, especially in a painting, photograph, etc.
schema
an outline or diagrammatic representation. See also 128. DRAWING . — schematic, adj.
schematism
the form, disposition, or outline of a thing or concept. — schematist, n .
seascape
a view or representation of the sea or seashore, especially in a painting, photograph, etc.
skyscape
a view or representation of the sky, especially in a painting, photograph, etc.
stereopticon
a projector with two complete lanterns, so that one picture appears to be dissolving while the other is appearing. — stereoptician, n . — stereoptican, adj.
symbolism
symbology, defs. 1 and 2.
symbology
1. the study and interpretation of symbols.
2. representation by means of symbols. Also symbolism .
3. any system of symbols. — symbologist, n . — symbological, adj.
tachyscope
a type of kinescope that presents the effect of moving pictures by use of a rotating glass plate with images attached to it.
teliconograph
an apparatus combining a telescope and the camera lucida, used for producing images of distant objects on a screen.
thaumatrope
a card with a different design or picture on each side that appear to merge when the card is whirled around. — thaumatropical, adj.
townscape
a view or representation of a town, especially in a painting, photograph, etc.
travesty
imitation or parody for the purpose of ridicule; a grotesque or ludicrous representation.
waterscape
1. a view of a stretch or body of water, as a lake.
2. a drawing or painting of such a view.

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