Meaning of “panel” in the English Dictionary

"panel" in British English

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uk /ˈpæn.əl/ us /ˈpæn.əl/

panelverb [ T usually passive ]

uk /ˈpæn.əl/ us /ˈpæn.əl/ -ll- or US usually -l-
noun [ U ] UK US usually paneling uk /ˈpæn.əl.ɪŋ/ us /ˈpæn.əl.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 flat section 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 small group of people chosen to give advice, make a decision, or publicly discuss their opinions:

A panel of experts was formed to look into the causes of the fire.
verb [ T ] us /ˈpæn·əl/

The hall has been tastefully paneled in cherrywood.
noun [ U ] us /ˈpæn·əl·ɪŋ/

My den had dark wood 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 /ˈpænəl/ us

a small group of people chosen to give advice or make a decision on something:

The 31-member panel is charged with recommending system improvements.
a panel of experts/reviewers/judges The governor will appoint a panel of experts to make a statewide climate action plan.
advisory/disciplinary/review panel She served on a federal energy advisory panel .

MARKETING a small group 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 email invitation to answer online.

(Definition of “panel” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)