Definition of panorama noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌpænəˈrɑːmə//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌpænəˈræmə//
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  1. 1a view of a wide area of land synonym vista There is a superb panorama of the mountains from the hotel. The tower offers a breathtaking panorama of Prague. Synonymsviewsight scene panoramaThese are all words for a thing that you can see, especially from a particular place.view what you can see from a particular place or position, especially beautiful natural scenery:The cottage had a delightful sea view.sight a thing that you see or can see, especially something that is impressive or unusual:It’s a spectacular sight as the flamingos lift into the air.scene a view that you see, especially one with people and/​or animals moving about and doing things:It was a delightful rural scene.panorama a view of a wide area of land:The tower offers a breathtaking panorama of Prague.Patterns a view/​panorama of something a beautiful/​breathtaking view/​sight/​scene/​panorama a magnificent/​spectacular view/​sight/​panorama to take in the view/​sight/​scene to admire the view/​sight
  2. 2a description, study or set of pictures that presents all the different aspects or stages of a particular subject, event, etc. a panorama of rural life since the Middle Ages
  3. Word Originlate 18th cent.: from pan- ‘all’ + Greek horama ‘view’ (from horan ‘see’).

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