panorama

[pan-uh-ram-uh, -rah-muh]
noun
1.
an unobstructed and wide view of an extensive area in all directions.
2.
an extended pictorial representation or a cyclorama of a landscape or other scene, often exhibited a part at a time and made to pass continuously before the spectators.
3.
a building for exhibiting such a pictorial representation.
4.
a continuously passing or changing scene or an unfolding of events: the panorama of Chinese history.
5.
a comprehensive survey, as of a subject.

Origin:
1790–1800; pan- + Greek (h)órāma view, sight, derivative of horân to see, look

panoramic, adjective
panoramicaly, adverb


1. scene, vista, prospect.
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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.  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.  another name for cyclorama
 
[C18: from pan- + Greek horāma view]
 
panoramic
 
adj
 
pano'ramically
 
adv

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panorama
1796, "a painting on a revolving cylindrical surface," coined c.1789 by inventor, Irish artist Robert Barker, lit. "a complete view," from pan- "all" (q.v.) + Gk. horama "a view," from horan "to look, see." Meaning "comprehensive survey" is 1801; panoramic is first recorded 1813; panoramic camera is
attested from 1878.
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Example sentences
The panorama comprises a series of photographs taken over a short period of
  time.
At the same time, in the suburb that he lived in every house had huge windows
  providing a panorama of the living room.
The rover sent home a beguiling but frustrating panorama showing a line of low
  hills to the southeast.
The resulting panorama is early senescence with all of the common underlying
  irreversible medical conditions.
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