pan·​o·​rama | \ ˌpa-nə-ˈra-mə How to pronounce panorama (audio) , -ˈrä- How to pronounce panorama (audio) \

Definition of panorama

b : a picture exhibited a part at a time by being unrolled before the spectator
2a : 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

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Examples of panorama in a Sentence

we admired the breathtaking panorama from the top of the mountain

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Read this book for the vivid panorama, not for the logic of its argument. The Economist, "Nicholas Lemann traces the history of American corporations," 14 Sep. 2019 Most travel at low speed to take in the lake panorama. Tom Stienstra,, "Lake Tahoe loop trail inches closer to completion," 12 July 2019 Safa Kharsa, founder of Green Tech Houses, recently unveiled his latest comprehensive remodel: a $1.749 million condo that has been gutted and renovated into a green-friendly residence with city panoramas from almost every room in the unit. Darla Guillen Gilthorpe, Houston Chronicle, "Go inside the newly renovated $1.7 million condo at The Houstonian Estates," 14 Aug. 2019 The lack of lights, and the distance from nearby communities such as Fairhope, made for reasonably good viewing even if surrounding woods did limit the overall panorama. al, "Stars fell: Weeks Bay Foundation hosts meteor viewing," 29 July 2019 Frederick Frey was one of several who mentioned the Velaslavasay Panorama near University Park, a trove of panorama paintings from the 18th and 19th centuries. Steve Lopezcolumnist, Los Angeles Times, "Column: Live L.A. like a local. Tips from readers on where to take visitors," 27 July 2019 Accompanying interactive displays in both locations help put the panorama in context., "Things to do in Greater Boston this summer," 15 June 2018 Residences at The Allen sits above Houston’s first Thompson Hotel offering beautiful panoramas, open floor plans, lavish amenities, and a Helistop, Kleine said. Valerie Sweeten, Houston Chronicle, "Condo Life: Behind the scenes with DC Partners," 4 Aug. 2019 For the best panoramas, try to snag campsites 23 to 26. Washington Post, "The country’s eight most beautiful campgrounds," 12 July 2019

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First Known Use of panorama

1791, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for panorama

pan- + Greek hórāma "something seen, sight, spectacle," from horā-, stem of horân "to look, see" + -ma, resultative noun suffix — more at ware entry 2

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The first known use of panorama was in 1791

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English Language Learners Definition of panorama

: 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


pan·​o·​rama | \ ˌpa-nə-ˈra-mə How to pronounce panorama (audio) , -ˈrä-\

Kids Definition of panorama

: a clear complete view in every direction

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