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  • suffix Used to form, from one noun, a second, meaning "wide view of" the first, or (with ironic reference to the preceding sense) "surfeit of", "overattention to", or "exaggerated praise of" the first.

Etymologies

Back-formation from English panorama and cyclorama, and thus from Ancient Greek ὅρᾱμᾰ (horāma, "sight”, “spectacle") and ultimately Proto-Indo-European *wer-, meaning to perceive or look out for. (Wiktionary)

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