Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) a picture (or series of pictures) representing a continuous scene
  2. (noun, cognition) the visual percept of a region

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Synonyms of Panorama

aspect, cyclorama, diorama, prospect, scene, view, vista

Origin of the word Panorama

  1. 1796, "a painting on a revolving cylindrical surface," coined c.1789 by inventor, Irish artist Robert Barker, lit. "a complete view," from pan- "all" (q.v.) + Gk. horama "a view," from horan "to look, see." Meaning "comprehensive survey" is 1801; panoramic is first recorded 1813; panoramic camera is attested from 1878. more

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Words that sound like Panorama

phaneromania, pheniramine, pinworm, pomeranian

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