panorama

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

Definition of panorama

  1. 1a :  cyclorama 1b :  a picture exhibited a part at a time by being unrolled before the spectator

  2. 2a :  an unobstructed or complete view of an area in every direction provides a panorama of the entire bayb :  a comprehensive presentation of a subject a panorama of American historyc :  range faced a panorama of problems

  3. 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 horama sight, from horan to see — more at wary


PANORAMA Defined for English Language Learners

panorama

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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

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

Definition of panorama for Students

  1. :  a clear complete view in every direction



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