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"panel" in British English

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panelnoun

uk   us   /ˈpæn.əl/

panel noun (TEAM)

C1 [C, + sing/pl verb] a ​smallgroup of ​peoplechosen to give ​advice, make a ​decision, or ​publiclydiscusstheiropinions as ​entertainment: The ​competition will be ​judged by a panel ofexperts.
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panel noun (PART)

C2 [C] a ​flat, usually ​rectangularpart, or ​piece of ​wood, ​metal, ​cloth, etc., that ​fits into or onto something ​larger: a ​beautifulolddoor with ​oak panels White ​silk panels were ​inset into the ​sides of the ​dress. At the ​bottom of each ​page is a panel with ​grammaticalinformation.

panel noun (CONTROL BOARD)

[C] a ​board or ​surface that has ​controls and other ​devices on it for ​operating an ​aircraft or other ​largemachine: a control/​instrument panel

panelverb [T usually passive]

uk   us   /ˈpæn.əl/ (-ll- or US usually -l-)
to ​cover or ​decorate with ​flat, usually ​rectangularpieces of ​wood, ​metal, ​cloth, etc.: The ​walls of the ​dininghall were panelled inoak. a panelled ​room/​wall/​door
panelling
noun [U] UK (US usually paneling) uk   us   /-ɪŋ/
wood panelling
(Definition of panel from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"panel" in American English

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panelnoun [C]

 us   /ˈpæn·əl/

panel noun [C] (PART)

a ​flatsection in the ​shape of a ​rectangle that is ​part of or ​fits into something ​larger: We ​sanded down the ​insides of the ​door panels.

panel noun [C] (CONTROL DEVICE)

a ​surface with ​devices that a ​person uses to ​control or get ​information about the ​operation of one or more ​machines: The car’s ​instrument panel has ​buttons that give off a little blue-green ​light at ​night.

panel noun [C] (TEAM)

a ​smallgroup of ​peoplechosen to give ​advice, make a ​decision, or ​publiclydiscusstheiropinions: A panel of ​experts was ​formed to ​look into the ​causes of the ​fire.
panel
verb [T]  us   /ˈpæn·əl/
The ​hall has been ​tastefully paneled in cherrywood.
paneling
noun [U]  us   /ˈpæn·əl·ɪŋ/
My ​den had ​darkwood paneling at one end.
(Definition of panel from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"panel" in Business English

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panelnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈpænəl/
a ​smallgroup of ​people chosen to give ​advice or make a decision on something: The 31-member panel is ​charged with ​recommendingsystemimprovements.a panel of experts/reviewers/judges The ​governor will ​appoint a panel of ​experts to make a ​statewideclimateactionplan.advisory/disciplinary/review panel She ​served on a ​federalenergyadvisory panel .
MARKETING a ​smallgroup of ​people chosen to give their ​opinion on a ​product or ​service: As a ​member of our ​research panel, we will periodically ​send you an ​emailinvitation to answer ​online.
(Definition of panel from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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