Panorama meaning

pănə-rămə, -rämə
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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.
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An unlimited view in all directions.
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The definition of a panorama is a wide and unbroken view of an area or of a sequence of events.

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.

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An unbroken view of an entire surrounding area.
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A comprehensive presentation; a survey.

A panorama of American literature.

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A mental vision of a series of events.
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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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A picture or series of pictures representing a continuous scene.
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(figuratively) A comprehensive survey.
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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