- The definition of a panel is a section or piece of a whole.
An example of a panel is the combined three sections of Bosch's painting The Garden of Earthly Delights.
panel definition by Webster's New World
- a piece of cloth placed under a saddle; saddle lining
- a soft saddle
- a section or division of a surface, or one that constitutes a surface; specif.,
- a section of a fence or railing between two posts
- a flat piece, usually rectangular, forming a part of the surface of a wall, door, cabinet, etc., and usually raised, recessed, framed, etc.
- a similar piece used for enclosing or covering something or serving as a light diffuser, a built-in heating element in space heating, etc.
- a compartment or pane of a window
- a section of a tapestry
- any of the sections of a comic strip
- an insulated board, or flat surface, for instruments or controls, as of an electric circuit, airplane, etc.
- a thin board for an oil painting
- a painting on such a board
- any picture very much longer than it is wide
Origin: < piece of parchment on which orig. recorded
- a list of persons summoned for jury duty
- the persons summoned or the jury itself
- a group of persons selected for a specific purpose, as judging a contest, discussing an issue publicly, performing on a radio or TV quiz show, etc.
- any of the sections of a wing
- any of the sections of fabric, etc. used in the envelope of a balloon or airship, or in the canopy of a parachute
- Dressmaking a lengthwise strip, as of contrasting material, in a skirt or dress
- Mining a compartment of a mine
Origin: Old French ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form pannellus, diminutive of Classical Latin pannus, piece of cloth: see pane
panel definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A flat, usually rectangular piece forming a raised, recessed, or framed part of the surface in which it is set.
- The space or section in a fence or railing between two posts.
- A vertical section of fabric; a gore.
- a. A thin wooden board, used as a surface for an oil painting.b. A painting on such a board.
- a. A board having switches or buttons to control an electric device.b. An instrument panel.
- A section of a telephone switchboard.
- A cartoon drawing in a sequence of cartoons that form a narrative.
- Law a. The complete list of persons summoned for jury duty.b. Those persons selected from this list to compose a jury.c. A jury.
- a. A group of people gathered to plan or discuss an issue, judge a contest, or act as a team on a radio or television quiz program.b. A discussion by such a group.
- To cover or furnish with panels.
- To decorate with panels.
- To separate into panels.
- Law To select or impanel (a jury).
Origin: Middle English, piece of cloth, from Old French, probably from Vulgar Latin *pannellus, diminutive of Latin pannus, cloth; see pan- in Indo-European roots.
panel - Computer Definition
(1) (control PANEL) An array of dials, buttons and gauges for configuring hardware or software. The term may refer to a panel of physical dials and buttons or its software equivalent. See control panel and HMI.
(2) (flat PANEL) In the TV manufacturing industry, a panel is a TV set, as all TVs today use flat panel technologies (LCD/LED, plasma or OLED). See flat panel display.
panel - Legal Definition
- A list of persons summoned to be potential jurors.
- The actual group of potential jurors, see also venire.
- A group of judges selected from a larger group to hear a case.
- Those sitting on an appellate bench.