Meaning of panorama


Pronunciation: (pan"u-ram'u, -rä'mu), [key]
— n.
  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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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