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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 ?
Some malevolent spirit, doing his utmost to drive Hepzibah mad, unrolled before her imagination a kind of panorama, representing the great thoroughfare of a city all astir with customers.
Some months ago I went to see a panorama of the Rhine.
It was not a large one, but it made noise enough for a panorama.
Rebecca, Adam thought, as he took off his hat and saluted the pretty panorama,--Rebecca, with her tall slenderness, her thoughtful brow, the fire of young joy in her face, her fillet of dark braided hair, might have been a young Muse or Sibyl; and the flowery hayrack, with its freight of blooming girlhood, might have been painted as an allegorical picture of The Morning of Life.
After I had written to my aunt and told her of my fortunate meeting with my admired old schoolfellow, and my acceptance of his invitation, we went out in a hackney-chariot, and saw a Panorama and some other sights, and took a walk through the Museum, where I could not help observing how much Steerforth knew, on an infinite variety of subjects, and of how little account he seemed to make his knowledge.
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.
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.
I was still drinking in this wonderful panorama when the heavy hand of the Professor fell upon my shoulder.
or whom he could hold entranced before a ledge of granite thrusting up through the fern while he unrolled the huge panorama of the ice age, and the long dim stretches of succeeding time.
As the sun rose I saw a vast panorama of sea bottom and distant hills lying far below me.
From the cottage doorstep one looked upon a perfect panorama of healthy, open English country.