[pan-uh-ram-uh, -rah-muh] /ˌpæn əˈræm ə, -ˈrɑ mə/
an unobstructed and wide view of an extensive area in all directions.
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.
a building for exhibiting such a pictorial representation.
a continuously passing or changing scene or an unfolding of events:
the panorama of Chinese history.
a comprehensive survey, as of a subject.
an extensive unbroken view, as of a landscape, in all directions
a wide or comprehensive survey: a panorama of the week’s events
a large extended picture or series of pictures of a scene, unrolled before spectators a part at a time so as to appear continuous
another name for cyclorama
1813; see panorama + -ic. Panoramic camera is attested from 1878.
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.
noun 1. a still camera having a movable lens that horizontally scans a view while exposing a long photographic plate or strip of film.
- Panoramic radiograph
panoramic radiograph pan·o·ram·ic radiograph (pān’ə-rām’ĭk) n. A radiograph of the maxilla and mandible extending from the left to right glenoid fossa.
noun 1. an artillery sight that can be rotated horizontally in a full circle. noun 1. a type of artillery sight with a large field of view
- Panoramic x-ray film
panoramic x-ray film n. A dental x-ray film that gives a panoramic view of the entire upper and lower dental arch and the temporomandibular joint.