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panorama

noun

  1. (visual percept)  the visual percept of a region
    Synonyms: aspect, prospect, scene, view, vista. Type of: visual percept
  2. (picture)  a picture (or series of pictures) representing a continuous scene
    Synonyms: cyclorama, diorama. Type of: picture

Etymology summary

"a painting on a revolving cylindrical surface", coined about 1789 by inventor, ...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Panorama

any wide-angle view or representation of a physical space, whether in painting, drawing, photography, film/video, or a three-dimensional model. A panoramic view is also proposed for multi-media, cross-scale applications to outline overview along and ... (34 of 957 words, 8 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Panorama

Panorama (disambiguation)

a visual image display format in art or photography. Panorama or panoramic may also refer to: Moving panorama, a theatrical device using a long panoramic painting wound on a scroll | Panoramic painting | Panorama (database engine) | Panorama (GIS) | ... (37 of 323 words, 36 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Panorama (disambiguation)

Britannica Encyclopedia:

panorama [visual arts]

in the visual arts, continuous narrative scene or landscape painted to conform to a flat or curved background, which surrounds or is unrolled before ... (24 of 329 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/441452​/panorama

Collins Dictionary:

panorama | cyclorama [sense-specific]

an extensive unbroken view, as of a landscape, in all directions | a wide or comprehensive survey | a large extended picture or series of pictures of ... (25 of 466 words, 4 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/panorama

Merriam-Webster:

panorama | cyclorama [synonym, sense-specific] | range [synonym, sense-specific] | command [synonym, sense-specific] | lookout [synonym, sense-specific] | outlook [synonym, sense-specific] | view [synonym, sense-specific] | perspective [synonym, sense-specific] | prospect [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

"cyclorama" [sense-specific] ; a picture exhibited a part at a time by being unrolled before the spectator | an unobstructed or complete view of an ... (24 of 132 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/panorama

New World Dictionary:

panorama | panoramic [adjective, related] | panoramically [adverb, related]

a picture or series of pictures of a landscape, historical event, etc., ... | an unlimited view in all directions | a comprehensive survey of a ... (24 of 98 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/panorama

Oxford Dictionary:

panorama

an unbroken view of the whole region surrounding an observer | a picture or photograph containing a wide view. | a complete survey or presentation of ... (24 of 82 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/panorama

Random House Dictionary:

panorama

an unobstructed and wide view of an extensive area in all directions. | an extended pictorial representation or a cyclorama of a landscape or other ... (24 of 82 words, 5 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/panorama

American Heritage Dictionary:

panorama | panoramic [adjective, related] | panoramically [adverb, related]

An unbroken view of an entire surrounding area. | A comprehensive presentation; a survey | A picture or series of pictures representing a continuous ... (22 of 74 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/panorama

Cambridge Dictionary:

panorama | panoramic [adjective, derived]

a view of a wide area | a view, description or study of events or activities (15 of 52 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/panorama

Macmillan British Dictionary:

panorama [countable] | panoramas [plural]

a view of a large area of land or sea | a full description of a particular situation or subject (19 of 43 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/panorama

Wiktionary:

panorama | panoramas [plural]

An unbroken view of an entire surrounding area. | A picture or series of pictures representing a continuous scene. | [figurative] a comprehensive survey. (22 of 35 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/panorama

Encarta Dictionary:

panorama | panoramas [plural]

an unobstructed view extending in all directions, especially of a landscape | an all-encompassing survey of a particular topic or issue | a picture or ... (23 of 183 words, 4 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861723508​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

panorama

First use: 1796

Origin: "a painting on a revolving cylindrical surface", coined about 1789 by inventor, Irish artist Robert Barker, literally "a complete view", from "pan-" ... (23 of 49 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=panorama

New World Dictionary:

panorama

Origin: coined (about 1789) by Robert Barker (1739-1806), Scottish artist from "pan-" + Greek horama, a view from horan, to see from ... (21 of 28 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/panorama

American Heritage Dictionary:

panorama

Origin: "pan-" + Greek horāma, sight (from horān, to see; see wer- [entry 3] in Indo-European roots).

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/panorama

Oxford Dictionary:

panorama

First use: late 18th century

Origin: "pan-" "all" + Greek horama "view" (from horan "see")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/panorama

Merriam-Webster:

panorama

First use: 1796

Origin: pan- + Greek horama sight, from horan to see

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/panorama

Collins Dictionary:

panorama

First use: 18th century

Origin: from pan- + Greek horāma view

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/panorama

Wiktionary:

panorama

Origin: pan- ("all") + Ancient Greek ὅραμα ("view").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/panorama

Encarta Dictionary:

panorama | panoramas [plural]

First use: Late 18th century

Origin: pan- + Greek horama "view" from horan "to see"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861723508​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

panorama

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "panorama"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

panorama

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "panorama"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "panorama"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/panorama

Macmillan British Dictionary:

panorama [countable] | panoramas [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "panorama"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/panorama

Macmillan American Dictionary:

panorama [countable] | panoramas [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "panorama"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/panorama

the Free Dictionary:

panorama

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "panorama"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "panorama"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "panorama" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/panorama

Google Dictionary:

panorama | panoramas [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "panorama"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=panorama

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

panorama

Audio: North American pronunciation of "panorama"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=panora​02 word=panorama

panorama

Audio: North American pronunciation of "panorama"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=panora​01 word=panorama

YourDictionary Audio:

panorama

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "panorama" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/panorama

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