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pan•o•ram•a /ˌpænəˈræmə, -ˈrɑmə/USA pronunciation
n. [countable],pl. -ram•as.
a wide view of a large area.
a large picture display of a landscape or other scene, often shown one part at a time before spectators.
a continuous unfolding of events:the panorama of Chinese history.
pan•o•ram•ic /ˌpænəˈræmɪk/USA pronunciation adj.
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panorama /ˌpænəˈrɑːmə/ n
Etymology: 18th Century: from pan- + Greek horāma viewpanoramic /ˌpænəˈræmɪk/ adj ˌpanoˈramically adv
- an extensive unbroken view, as of a landscape, in all directions
- a wide or comprehensive survey
- a large extended picture or series of pictures of a scene, unrolled before spectators a part at a time so as to appear continuous
- another name for cyclorama
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