Panoramic



[pan-uh-ram-uh, -rah-muh] /ˌpæn əˈræm ə, -ˈrɑ mə/

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.
/ˌpænəˈrɑːmə/
noun
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
adj.

1813; see panorama + -ic. Panoramic camera is attested from 1878.
n.

1796, “a painting on a revolving cylindrical surface,” coined c.1789 by inventor, Irish artist Robert Barker, literally “a complete view,” from pan- “all” + Greek horama “sight, spectacle, that which is seen,” from horan “to look, see” (see warrant (n.)). Meaning “comprehensive survey” is 1801.

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