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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
pan•o•ram•a /ˌpænəˈræmə, -ˈrɑmə/USA pronunciation
n. [countable],pl. -ram•as. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
pan•o•ram•ic /ˌpænəˈræmɪk/USA pronunciation adj.
- 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′ə ram′ə, -rä′mə), n.
- an unobstructed and wide view of an extensive area in all directions.
- an extended pictorial representation or a cyclorama of a landscape or other scene, often exhibited a part at a time and made to pass continuously before the spectators.
- a building for exhibiting such a pictorial representation.
- a continuously passing or changing scene or an unfolding of events:the panorama of Chinese history.
- a comprehensive survey, as of a subject.
1 . scene, vista, prospect.
- pan- + Greek (h)órāma view, sight, derivative of horân to see, look 1790–1800
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
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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