Panorama Definition

pănə-rămə, -rämə
panoramas
noun
panoramas
A picture unrolled before the spectator in such a way as to give the impression of a continuous view.
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An unlimited view in all directions.
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A picture or series of pictures of a landscape, historical event, etc., presented on a continuous surface encircling the spectator; cyclorama.
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A comprehensive survey of a subject.
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A continuous series of scenes or events; constantly changing scene.
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Other Word Forms of Panorama

Noun

Singular:
panorama
Plural:
panoramas

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 ὅραμα (horama, “view").

    From Wiktionary

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