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pan·o·ram·a

 (păn′ə-răm′ə, -rä′mə)
n.
1. An unbroken view of an entire surrounding area.
2. A comprehensive presentation; a survey: a panorama of American literature.
3. A picture or series of pictures representing a continuous scene, often exhibited a part at a time by being unrolled and passed before the spectator.
4. A mental vision of a series of events.

[Coined by British painter Robert Barker (1739-1806) to describe his cycloramic painting of Edinburgh, displayed in London in a specially built hall called the Panorama : pan- + Greek horāma, sight (from horān, to see; see wer- in Indo-European roots).]

pan′o·ram′ic (-răm′ĭk) adj.
pan′o·ram′i·cal·ly adv.

panorama

(ˌpænəˈrɑːmə)
n
1. an extensive unbroken view, as of a landscape, in all directions
2. a wide or comprehensive survey: a panorama of the week's events.
3. (Art Terms) 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. (Art Terms) another name for cyclorama
[C18: from pan- + Greek horāma view]
panoramic adj
ˌpanoˈramically adv

pan•o•ram•a

(ˌpæn əˈræm ə, -ˈrɑ mə)

n., pl. -ram•as.
1. an unobstructed and wide view of an extensive area.
2. an extended pictorial representation of a landscape or other scene, often exhibited a part at a time before spectators.
3. a continuously passing or changing scene or an unfolding of events: the panorama of Chinese history.
4. a comprehensive survey, as of a subject.
[1790–1800; pan- + Greek (h)órāma view, sight, derivative of horân to see, look]
pan`o•ram′ic, adj.
pan`o•ram′i•cal•ly, adv.

panorama

cyclorama; hence, any unlimited view or comprehensive survey. — panoramic, panoramical, adj.
See also: Representation
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.panorama - the visual percept of a regionpanorama - the visual percept of a region; "the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views"
visual percept, visual image - a percept that arises from the eyes; an image in the visual system
background, ground - the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground; "he posed her against a background of rolling hills"
coast - the area within view; "the coast is clear"
exposure - aspect resulting from the direction a building or window faces; "the studio had a northern exposure"
foreground - the part of a scene that is near the viewer
glimpse - a brief or incomplete view; "from the window he could catch a glimpse of the lake"
middle distance - the part of a scene between the foreground and the background
side view - a view from the side of something
tableau - any dramatic scene
2.panorama - a picture (or series of pictures) representing a continuous scenepanorama - a picture (or series of pictures) representing a continuous scene
ikon, picture, icon, image - a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface; "they showed us the pictures of their wedding"; "a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them"

panorama

noun
1. view, prospect, scenery, vista, bird's-eye view, scenic view He looked out over a panorama of hills and valleys.
2. survey, perspective, overview, overall picture The play presents a panorama of the history of communism.

panorama

noun
That which is or can be seen:
Translations
بانوراما، مَنْظَر شامِل
panoráma
panoramaudsigt
panorama
panoráma
víîsjá, víîsÿni; yfirsÿn
panoramapanoraminis
panorāma
panoráma

panorama

[ˌpænəˈrɑːmə] Npanorama m

panorama

[ˌpænəˈrɑːmə] n (= view) → panorama m

panorama

n (= view, also fig: of life etc) → Panorama nt (→ of +gen); (= survey)Übersicht f (→ of über +acc)

panorama

[ˌpænəˈrɑːmə] npanorama m

panorama

(pӕnəˈraːmə) noun
a wide view, of a landscape etc. There is a wonderful panorama from that hill.
ˌpanoˈramic (-ˈrӕ-) adjective
of or like a panorama. a panoramic view.
References in classic literature ?
For in the mere act of penning my thoughts of this Leviathan, they weary me, and make me faint with their out-reaching comprehensiveness of sweep, as if to include the whole circle of the sciences, and all the generations of whales, and men, and mastodons, past, present, and to come, with all the revolving panoramas of empire on earth, and throughout the whole universe, not excluding its suburbs.
She too is enamoured of heavy winds, and vast panoramas, and green expanses of the sea.
same relation to literature that the panorama bears to art.
Captain Bonneville sets out for Green River valley Journey up the Popo Agie Buffaloes The staring white bears The smoke The warm springs Attempt to traverse the Wind River Mountains The Great Slope Mountain dells and chasms Crystal lakes Ascent of a snowy peak Sublime prospect A panorama "Les dignes de pitie," or wild men of the mountains
These were Arthur's chief thoughts, so far as a man's thoughts through hours of travelling can be compressed into a few sentences, which are only like the list of names telling you what are the scenes in a long long panorama full of colour, of detail, and of life.
Rosamond had that morning entreated him to urge this step on Lydgate; and it seemed to him as if he were beholding in a magic panorama a future where he himself was sliding into that pleasureless yielding to the small solicitations of circumstance, which is a commoner history of perdition than any single momentous bargain.
She brought an unusual number of passengers, some of whom remained on deck to scan the picturesque panorama of the town, while the greater part disembarked in the boats, and landed on the quay.
The sun shone somewhat to the left and behind him and brightly lit up the enormous panorama which, rising like an amphitheater, extended before him in the clear rarefied atmosphere.
At once she was caught in a web of ravishing music and dazzled by a panorama of lights and colours.
If you had been bored so, when you had the noble panorama of Spain and Africa and the blue Mediterranean spread abroad at your feet, and wanted to gaze and enjoy and surfeit yourself in its beauty in silence, you might have even burst into stronger language than I did.
It was this grim hush, and the tall clouds of smoke which rose here and there over the country-side from smoldering buildings, which cast a chill into our hearts as we gazed round at the glorious panorama of the Weald.
It was not a large one, but it made noise enough for a panorama.