panorama

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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. 
  1. a wide view of a large area.
  2. a large picture display of a landscape or other scene, often shown one part at a time before spectators.
  3. a continuous unfolding of events:the panorama of Chinese history.
pan•o•ram•ic /ˌpænəˈræmɪk/USA pronunciation  adj. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
pan•o•ram•a  (pan′ə ramə, -rämə), 
n. 
  1. an unobstructed and wide view of an extensive area in all directions.
  2. 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.
  3. a building for exhibiting such a pictorial representation.
  4. a continuously passing or changing scene or an unfolding of events:the panorama of Chinese history.
  5. a comprehensive survey, as of a subject.
Etymology:
  • pan- + Greek (h)órāma view, sight, derivative of horân to see, look 1790–1800
pan′o•ramic, adj. 
pan′o•rami•cal•y, adv. 
1 . scene, vista, prospect.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

panorama /ˌpænəˈrɑːmə/ n
  1. an extensive unbroken view, as of a landscape, in all directions
  2. a wide or comprehensive survey
  3. a large extended picture or series of pictures of a scene, unrolled before spectators a part at a time so as to appear continuous
  4. another name for cyclorama
Etymology: 18th Century: from pan- + Greek horāma view

panoramic /ˌpænəˈræmɪk/ adj ˌpanoˈramically adv



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