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.
A panorama of American literature.
Origin of panorama
- Coined 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 horāma sight (from horān to see wer-3 in Indo-European roots)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From pan- (“all") +"Ž Ancient Greek á½…ÏÎ±Î¼Î± (horama, “view").