See also art; drawing; engraving; images.
a sketchy representation of something.
a view or pictorial representation of the earth from above, as from an aircraft.
an art form, as a story, painting, or sculpture, in which the components have a symbolic, figurative meaning. —allegorist, allegorizer, n.
a pair of lenses of different colors used in spectacles for viewing a specially processed two-dimensional picture, creating a three-dimensional effect.
a distorted image of an object, as in anamorphic art. Also anamorphosis
. —anamorphic, adj.
a cylindrical mirror for correcting the distorted image created by anamorphism.
a stereographic projection of the earth, as a sphere, on the plane of one of the great circles. Also called planisphere
an exaggerated representation; grotesque parody or satire.
a distorted representation, usually pictorial, often used to parody people in public life. —caricaturist, n.
a simplified or abstracted form of diagrammatic representation of statistical data, usually on a map base or distorted map base.
a system of symbols used to represent ideas.
expression by means of such symbols.
the art or technique of using a motion-picture camera or prjector. —cinematograph, n., v.
. —cinematographic, adj.
a view or representation of a city, especially in a painting, photograph, etc.
a view or representation of clouds, particularly a painting of clouds.
a summary, outline, or general view of a situation.
a display of scenes of different parts of the world. —cosmoramic, adj.
a hollow glass globe, for depicting the position of the earth in relation to the fixed stars at a given time.
a person who is well acquainted with culture, as literature, the arts, etc., and who advocates their worth to society.
a circular panorama, usually of a landscape or battle, designed to be viewed from a central point. Also called panorama
. —cycloramic, adj.
a miniature, three-dimensional scene, often depicting a historical event.
an apparatus designed for giving extra realism to paintings by transmitting light through them in various colors and intensities at different times.
something representative as a fine example of the whole group of things to which it belongs. See also books
a large globe or sphere in which a spectator can stand and view a representation of the earth’s surface.
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.
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.
an exhibit or cyclorama showing a great variety of scènes.
a signature or mark characteristic of or peculiar to a particular person, organization, etc.
a logotype or trademark.
a drawing, photograph, or other image that represents an object or scène with little or no magnification.
a scarecrow or any grotesque effigy. Also spelled mawkin.
a form of landscape picture, made of several sections that can be combined in various ways to make different scenes.
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.
cyclorama; hence, any unlimited view or comprehensive survey. —panoramic, panoramical, adj.
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.
an instrument that represents the effect of moving images on a screen.
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 art
. —purist, n., adj.
a view or representation of a river, especially in a painting, photograph, etc.
an outline or diagrammatic representation. See also drawing
. —schematic, adj.
the form, disposition, or outline of a thing or concept. —schematist, n
a view or representation of the sea or seashore, especially in a painting, photograph, etc.
a view or representation of the sky, especially in a painting, photograph, etc.
a projector with two complete lanterns, so that one picture appears to be dissolving while the other is appearing. —stereoptician, n
. —stereoptican, adj.
symbology, defs. 1 and 2.
the study and interpretation of symbols.
representation by means of symbols. Also symbolism
any system of symbols. —symbologist, n
. —symbological, adj.
a type of kinescope that presents the effect of moving pictures by use of a rotating glass plate with images attached to it.
an apparatus combining a telescope and the camera lucida, used for producing images of distant objects on a screen.
a card with a different design or picture on each side that appear to merge when the card is whirled around. —thaumatropical, adj.
a view or representation of a town, especially in a painting, photograph, etc.
imitation or parody for the purpose of ridicule; a grotesque or ludicrous representation.
a view of a stretch or body of water, as a lake.
a drawing or painting of such a view.