panorama


panorama
panorama [pan΄ə ram′ə, pan΄ərä′mə]
n.
[coined ( c. 1789) by Robert Barker (1739-1806), Scot artist < PAN- + Gr horama, a view < horan, to see < IE base * wer-, to heed > WARD, GUARD]
1.
a) a picture or series of pictures of a landscape, historical event, etc., presented on a continuous surface encircling the spectator; cyclorama
b) a picture unrolled before the spectator in such a way as to give the impression of a continuous view
2. an unlimited view in all directions
3. a comprehensive survey of a subject
4. a continuous series of scenes or events; constantly changing scene
panoramic
adj.
panoramically
adv.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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