panorama

noun pan·o·rama \ ˌpa-nə-ˈra-mə , -ˈrä- \
Updated on: 21 Nov 2017

Definition of panorama

1 a : cyclorama 1
b : a picture exhibited a part at a time by being unrolled before the spectator
2 a : an unobstructed or complete view of an area in every direction
  • provides a panorama of the entire bay
b : a comprehensive presentation of a subject
  • a panorama of American history
c : range
  • faced a panorama of problems
3 : a mental picture of a series of images or events

panoramic

play \ˌpa-nə-ˈra-mik, -ˈrä-\ adjective

panoramically

play \ˌpa-nə-ˈra-mi-k(ə-)lē, -ˈrä-\ adverb

Examples of panorama in a Sentence

  1. we admired the breathtaking panorama from the top of the mountain

Recent Examples of panorama from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of panorama

pan- + Greek hórāma "something seen, sight, spectacle," from horā-, stem of horân "to look, see" + -ma, resultative noun suffix — more at 1ware

panorama Synonyms


PANORAMA Defined for English Language Learners

panorama

noun

Definition of panorama for English Language Learners

  • : a full and wide view of something

  • : a way of showing or telling something that includes a lot of information and covers many topics : a thorough presentation of a subject

  • : a group that includes many different people or things : a wide selection


PANORAMA Defined for Kids

panorama

noun pan·o·rama \ ˌpa-nə-ˈra-mə , -ˈrä- \

Definition of panorama for Students

: a clear complete view in every direction


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