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
How to create a panoramic photo from a series of photos.
Surely economics, with its panoramic view of the business world, could provide
  answers.
The panoramic view it offers could make it popular for hidden cameras or
  medical scopes in the future.
Our favorite winter dining destinations take us back onto the mountain and
  serve panoramic views with the main course.
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