panorama

[ pan-uh-ram-uh, -rah-muh ]
/ ˌpæn əˈræm ə, -ˈrɑ mə /

noun

an unobstructed and wide view of an extensive area in all directions.
an extended pictorial representation or a cyclorama of a landscape or other scene, often exhibited a part at a time and made to pass continuously before the spectators.
a building for exhibiting such a pictorial representation.
a continuously passing or changing scene or an unfolding of events: the panorama of Chinese history.
a comprehensive survey, as of a subject.

Nearby words

  1. panofsky, erwin,
  2. panophthalmia,
  3. panoply,
  4. panoptic,
  5. panopticon,
  6. panoramic,
  7. panoramic camera,
  8. panoramic radiograph,
  9. panoramic sight,
  10. panoramic x-ray film

Origin of panorama

1790–1800; pan- + Greek (h)órāma view, sight, derivative of horân to see, look

Related formspan·o·ram·ic, adjectivepan·o·ram·i·cal·y, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for panoramic

panorama

/ (ˌpænəˈrɑːmə) /

noun

an extensive unbroken view, as of a landscape, in all directions
a wide or comprehensive surveya panorama of the week's events
a large extended picture or series of pictures of a scene, unrolled before spectators a part at a time so as to appear continuous
another name for cyclorama
Derived Formspanoramic (ˌpænəˈræmɪk), adjectivepanoramically, adverb

Word Origin for panorama

C18: from pan- + Greek horāma view

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Word Origin and History for panoramic
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