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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.
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It is further underlined by the panoramic format (3:12) she has chosen for her assemblages, which sweeps the viewer's gaze along the silhouetted terrain before releasing it into the untempered chaos of the clouds.
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