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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Panorama \Pan`o*ra"ma\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. pa^s, pa^n, all + ? that which is seen, a view, fr. ? to see. See Pan-, and Wary.] [1913 Webster] 1. A complete view in every direction. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: A comprehensive survey of a particular topic; also, a broad view of the development of a series of events. [PJC] 3. A picture presenting a view of objects in every direction, as from a central point. [1913 Webster] 4. A picture representing scenes too extended to be beheld at once, and so exhibited a part at a time, by being unrolled, and made to pass continuously before the spectator. [1913 Webster] Panoramic