A panorama of New York City.
- When you stand on top of the Empire State Building and look down over the city of New York, this is an example of a situation where you get a panorama of the city.
- A wide angle picture showing a wide portion of an area is an example of a panorama.
- When you look back over the history of a movement and get a clear picture of all of the contributing factors of the movement, this is an example of a panorama.
The definition of a panorama is a wide and unbroken view of an area or of a sequence of events.
- a picture or series of pictures of a landscape, historical event, etc., presented on a continuous surface encircling the spectator; cyclorama
- a picture unrolled before the spectator in such a way as to give the impression of a continuous view
- an unlimited view in all directions
- a comprehensive survey of a subject
- a continuous series of scenes or events; constantly changing scene
Origin of panoramacoined (c. 1789) by Robert Barker (1739-1806), Scottish artist ; from pan- + Classical Greek horama, a view ; from horan, to see ; from Indo-European base an unverified form wer-, to heed from source warn, guard
- An unbroken view of an entire surrounding area.
- A comprehensive presentation; a survey: a panorama of American literature.
- A picture or series of pictures representing a continuous scene, often exhibited a part at a time by being unrolled and passed before the spectator.
- A mental vision of a series of events.
Origin of panoramaCoined by British painter Robert Barker (1739–1806) to describe his cycloramic painting of Edinburgh, displayed in London in a specially built hall called the Panorama : pan– + Greek horama, sight (from horan, to see; see wer-3 in Indo-European roots).
(plural panoramas or panoramata)
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