Definition of Panel

1. Noun. Sheet that forms a distinct (usually flat and rectangular) section or component of something.

2. Verb. Decorate with panels. "Panel the walls with wood"
Generic synonyms: Adorn, Beautify, Decorate, Embellish, Grace, Ornament
Derivative terms: Paneling, Panelling

3. Noun. A committee appointed to judge a competition.
Exact synonyms: Jury
Generic synonyms: Commission, Committee
Derivative terms: Panelist, Panellist

4. Verb. Select from a list. "Empanel prospective jurors"
Exact synonyms: Empanel, Impanel
Generic synonyms: Choose, Pick Out, Select, Take

5. Noun. (law) a group of people summoned for jury service (from whom a jury will be chosen).
Exact synonyms: Venire
Generic synonyms: Body
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Derivative terms: Panelist, Panellist

6. Noun. A group of people gathered for a special purpose as to plan or discuss an issue or judge a contest etc.
Generic synonyms: Body
Member holonyms: Panelist, Panellist
Derivative terms: Panelist, Panellist

7. Noun. A soft pad placed under a saddle.
Generic synonyms: Pad

8. Noun. A piece of cloth that is generally triangular or tapering; used in making garments or umbrellas or sails.
Exact synonyms: Gore
Group relationships: Full Skirt, Gaiter, Umbrella
Generic synonyms: Piece Of Cloth, Piece Of Material
Derivative terms: Gore

9. Noun. (computer science) a small temporary window in a graphical user interface that appears in order to request information from the user; after the information has been provided the user dismisses the box with 'okay' or 'cancel'.
Exact synonyms: Dialog Box
Generic synonyms: Window
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Group relationships: Graphical User Interface, Gui

10. Noun. Electrical device consisting of a flat insulated surface that contains switches and dials and meters for controlling other electrical devices. "Suddenly the board lit up like a Christmas tree"
Exact synonyms: Board, Control Board, Control Panel, Instrument Panel
Specialized synonyms: Dashboard, Fascia
Generic synonyms: Electrical Device
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Definition of Panel

1. n. A sunken compartment with raised margins, molded or otherwise, as in ceilings, wainscotings, etc.

2. v. t. To form in or with panels; as, to panel a wainscot.

3. n. A segment of an aëroplane wing. In a biplane the outer panel extends from the wing tip to the next row of posts, and is trussed by oblique stay wires.

Definition of Panel

1. Noun. A (usually) rectangular section of a surface, or of a covering or of a wall, fence etc. ¹

2. Noun. A group of people gathered to judge, interview, discuss etc. as on a television or radio broadcast for example. ¹

3. Noun. In the comics medium, individual frame or drawing in a multiple-panel sequence ¹

4. Verb. to fit with panels ¹

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Definition of Panel

1. to decorate with thin sheets of material [v -ELED, -ELING, -ELS or -ELLED, -ELLING, -ELS]

Medical Definition of Panel

1. 1. A sunken compartment with raised margins, molded or otherwise, as in ceilings, wainscotings, etc. 2. A prisoner arraigned for trial at the bar of a criminal court. 3. Formerly, a piece of cloth serving as a saddle; hence, a soft pad beneath a saddletree to prevent chafing. 4. A board having its edges inserted in the groove of a surrounding frame; as, the panel of a door. 5. One of the faces of a hewn stone. 6. A slab or plank of wood upon which, instead of canvas, a picture is painted. 7. A heap of dressed ore. One of the districts divided by pillars of extra size, into which a mine is laid off in one system of extracting coal. 8. A plain strip or band, as of velvet or plush, placed at intervals lengthwise on the skirt of a dress, for ornament. 9. A portion of a framed structure between adjacent posts or struts, as in a bridge truss. Panel game, a method of stealing money in a panel house. Panel house, a house of prostitution in which the rooms have secret entrances to facilitate theft by accomplices of the inmates. Panel saw, handsaw with fine teeth, used for cutting out panels, etc. Panel thief, one who robs in a panel house. Origin: Orig, a little piece; OF. Panel, pannel, F. Panneau, dim. Of pan skirt, lappet, part or piece of a wall, side. See Pane. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Panel

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Literary usage of Panel

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1. The Parliamentary Debatesby Great Britain Parliament, Thomas Curson Hansard by Great Britain Parliament, Thomas Curson Hansard (1824)
"spoken of, how many does the entire panel consist of ?—Fifty. Will you read tlie numbers of each panel?— The number on the panel in Feb. ..."

2. Quality Determinants Of Mammography: Clinical Practice Guideline by Lawrence W. Bassett, R. Edward Hendrick (2004)
"The guideline statements are ranked by the panel as follows: • Strong recommendations are guideline statements that deal with elements of mammography that ..."

3. Otitis Media with Effusion in Young Children: Clinical Practice Guideline by Sylvan E. Stool (1998)
"The paragraph below presents the grading system the panel developed and summarizes the outcome of their deliberations regarding diagnostic and treatment ..."

4. Terroristic Threats to the U.S: Hearing Before the Committee on Armed edited by Jim Saxton (2000)
"The panel met, pursuant to call, at 2:00 pm in Room 2212, Ray- burn House ... Having met in closed session this morning, this Oversight panel on Terrorism ..."

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