Meaning of PANEL in English

PANEL

transcription, транскрипция: [ pæn(ə)l ]

( panels)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

A panel is a small group of people who are chosen to do something, for example to discuss something in public or to make a decision.

He assembled a panel of scholars to advise him...

The advisory panel disagreed with the decision.

N-COUNT-COLL

2.

A panel is a flat rectangular piece of wood or other material that forms part of a larger object such as a door.

...the frosted glass panel set in the centre of the door.

N-COUNT

3.

A control panel or instrument panel is a board or surface which contains switches and controls to operate a machine or piece of equipment.

The equipment was extremely sophisticated and was monitored from a central control-panel...

N-COUNT : n N

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