pan
  • verb to search for precious minerals such as gold by passing sandy deposits through a sieve in running water, allowing the smaller particles to be washed away
  • To perform a panoramic sweep.
  • To move a movie or TV camera in a horizontal and/or vertical plane, so as to create a panoramic view. In this context it is an abbreviation of panorama or panoramic.
  • acronym for Personal Area Network
    (written as PAN)

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