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1. pan- + oram- + -a.
2. literally "a complete or all view".
3. => a painting on a revolving cylindrical surface.
- panorama:  The word panorama was coined in the late 1780s by an Irish artist called Robert Barker for a method he had invented for painting a scene on the inside of a cylinder in such a way that its perspective would seem correct to someone viewing it from inside the cylinder. He put his invention into practice in 1793 when he opened his ‘Panorama’, a large building in Leicester Square, London where the public could come and gaze at such all-encompassing scenes. By the early years of the 19th century the word (formed from the prefix pan- ‘all’ and Greek hórāma ‘view’, a derivative of horān ‘see’) had acquired all its modern extended meanings.
- panorama (n.)
- 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," possibly from PIE root *wer- (4) "to perceive" (see ward (n.)). Meaning "comprehensive survey" is 1801.
- 1. There is a superb panorama of the mountains from the hotel.
- 2. As I opened the scroll, a panorama of the Yellow River unfolded.
- 我打开卷轴时, 黄河的景象展现在眼前.
- 3. A vast panorama of the valley lay before us.
- 4. Horton looked out over a panorama of fertile valleys and gentle hills.
- 5. From the summit there is a superb panorama of the Alps.
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