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English definition of “pan”

pan

verb [I] (MOVE SLOWLY)    /pæn/ (-nn-)
(of a film camera) to move slowly from one side to another or up and down: In the first scene, the camera pans slowly across the room.Cinema - general words
(Definition of pan verb (MOVE SLOWLY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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