Panel meaning

păn'əl
The space or section in a fence or railing between two posts.
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A vertical section of fabric; a gore.
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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.

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A flat, usually rectangular piece forming a raised, recessed, or framed part of the surface in which it is set.
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A lengthwise strip, as of contrasting material, in a skirt or dress.
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A section of a telephone switchboard.
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A cartoon drawing in a sequence of cartoons that form a narrative.
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A thin wooden board, used as a surface for an oil painting.
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A painting on such a board.
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A board having switches or buttons to control an electric device.
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An instrument panel.
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The complete list of persons summoned for jury duty.
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Those persons chosen from this list to constitute a pool from which a jury or juries will be selected for a particular court.
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A jury.
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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.
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A discussion by such a group.
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To cover or furnish with panels.
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To decorate with panels.
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To separate into panels.
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A section or division of a surface, or one that constitutes a surface.
  • 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.
  • Any of the sections of the body of an automotive vehicle, typically metal or fiberglass.
    Quarter panel, rocker panel, etc.
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A group of persons selected for a specific purpose, as judging a contest, discussing an issue publicly, participating on a radio or TV quiz show, etc.
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A compartment of a mine.
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A piece of cloth placed under a saddle; saddle lining.
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A soft saddle.
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A thin board for an oil painting.
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A painting on such a board.
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Any picture very much longer than it is wide.
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A list of persons summoned for jury duty.
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The persons summoned or the jury itself.
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Any of the sections of a wing.
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Any of the sections of fabric, etc. used in the envelope of a balloon or airship, or in the canopy of a parachute.
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To cover, provide, fit, or decorate with panels.
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(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.
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A list of persons summoned to be potential jurors.
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The actual group of potential jurors, see also venire.
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A group of judges selected from a larger group to hear a case.
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Those sitting on an appellate bench.
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Origin of panel

Middle English piece of cloth from Old French probably from Vulgar Latin pannellus diminutive of Latin pannus cloth pan- in Indo-European roots