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.