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Zoom vs. Pan — What's the Difference?

Zoom vs. Pan — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Zoom and Pan

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Zoom

To make a continuous low-pitched buzzing or humming sound
I heard a plane zooming overhead.
May 20, 2022

Pan

A god of flocks and herds, typically represented with the horns, ears, and legs of a goat on a man's body. His sudden appearance was supposed to cause terror similar to that of a frightened and stampeding herd, and the word panic is derived from his name.
May 20, 2022

Zoom

To move while making such a sound
Couldn't hear as the motorcycle zoomed past.
May 20, 2022

Pan

Criticize severely
The movie was panned by the critics
May 20, 2022

Zoom

To move rapidly
Comets that zoom through space.
May 20, 2022
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Pan

Wash gravel in a pan to separate out (gold)
Prospectors panned for gold in the Yukon
The old-timers panned gold
May 20, 2022

Zoom

To increase suddenly and dramatically
Stock prices zoomed in early trading.
May 20, 2022

Pan

Swing (a video or film camera) in a horizontal or vertical plane, typically to give a panoramic effect or follow a subject
He was panning the camera over everything in sight
May 20, 2022

Zoom

To act or proceed swiftly and energetically
Zoomed through the novel in a day.
May 20, 2022

Pan

A shallow, wide, open container, usually of metal and without a lid, used for holding liquids, cooking, and other domestic purposes.
May 20, 2022

Zoom

To simulate movement rapidly away from or toward a subject using a zoom lens or other optical device.
May 20, 2022

Pan

An open metal dish used to separate gold, other precious metals, or gemstones from gravel or waste by washing.
May 20, 2022

Zoom

(Computers) To cause text or other graphics in a window or frame to appear larger on the screen.
May 20, 2022

Pan

Either of the receptacles on a balance or pair of scales.
May 20, 2022

Zoom

To cause to zoom.
May 20, 2022

Pan

A vessel used for boiling and evaporating liquids.
May 20, 2022

Zoom

The act or sound of zooming.
May 20, 2022

Pan

A basin or depression in the earth, often containing mud or water.
May 20, 2022

Zoom

A zoom lens.
May 20, 2022

Pan

A natural or artificial basin used to obtain salt by evaporating brine.
May 20, 2022

Zoom

A humming noise from something moving very fast.
The zoom of traffic
May 20, 2022

Pan

Hardpan.
May 20, 2022

Zoom

(figurative) A quick ascent.
May 20, 2022

Pan

A freely floating piece of ice that has broken off a larger floe.
May 20, 2022

Zoom

(figurative) A big increase.
May 20, 2022

Pan

The small cavity in the lock of a flintlock used to hold powder.
May 20, 2022

Zoom

An augmentation of a view, by varying the focal length of a lens, or digitally.
What's the zoom like on your camera?
May 20, 2022

Pan

(Music) A steel drum.
May 20, 2022

Zoom

A video teleconferencing call.
May 20, 2022

Pan

(Slang) The face.
May 20, 2022

Zoom

To move fast with a humming noise.
We zoomed along the highway.
May 20, 2022

Pan

(Informal) Severe criticism, especially a negative review
Gave the film a pan.
May 20, 2022

Zoom

(aviation) To zoom climb.
May 20, 2022

Pan

Variant of paan.
May 20, 2022

Zoom

To move rapidly.
May 20, 2022

Pan

A pivoting movement of a movie camera.
May 20, 2022

Zoom

To go up sharply.
Prices zoomed
May 20, 2022

Pan

Peroxyacetyl nitrate
May 20, 2022

Zoom

(photography) To change the focal length of a zoom lens.
May 20, 2022

Pan

Greek Mythology The god of woods, fields, and flocks, having a human torso and head with a goat's legs, horns, and ears.
May 20, 2022

Zoom

To manipulate a display so as to magnify or shrink it.
To zoom in or zoom out
May 20, 2022

Pan

To wash (gravel, for example) in a pan to separate out gold, other precious metals, or gemstones.
May 20, 2022

Zoom

To participate in a video teleconferencing call.
May 20, 2022

Pan

To cook (food) in a pan
Panned the fish right after catching it.
May 20, 2022

Zoom

Representing a humming sound
May 20, 2022

Pan

(Informal) To criticize or review harshly.
May 20, 2022

Zoom

Suggesting something moving quickly
May 20, 2022

Pan

To wash gravel, sand, or other sediment in a pan.
May 20, 2022

Zoom

Suggesting a sudden change, especially an improvement or an increase
May 20, 2022

Pan

To yield gold as a result of washing in a pan.
May 20, 2022

Zoom

A rapid rise
May 20, 2022

Pan

To pivot a movie camera along a horizontal plane in order to follow an object or create a panoramic effect.
May 20, 2022

Zoom

The act of rising upward into the air
May 20, 2022

Pan

To pivot (a movie camera) in a specified direction.
May 20, 2022

Zoom

Move along very quickly
May 20, 2022

Pan

A wide, flat receptacle used around the house, especially for cooking.
May 20, 2022

Zoom

Move with a low humming noise
May 20, 2022

Pan

The contents of such a receptacle.
May 20, 2022

Zoom

Rise rapidly;
The dollar soared against the yes
May 20, 2022

Pan

A cylindrical receptacle about as tall as it is wide, with one long handle, usually made of metal, used for cooking in the home.
May 20, 2022

Pan

(Ireland) A deep plastic receptacle, used for washing or food preparation; a basin.
May 20, 2022

Pan

A wide receptacle in which gold grains are separated from gravel by washing the contents with water.
May 20, 2022

Pan

An expanse of level land located in a depression, especially
May 20, 2022

Pan

A pond or lake, considered as the expanse of land upon which the water sits.
May 20, 2022

Pan

A dry lake or playa, especially a salt flat.
May 20, 2022

Pan

(South Africa) playa lake: a temporary pond or lake in a playa.
May 20, 2022

Pan

: a flat artificial pond used for collecting minerals from evaporated water.
May 20, 2022

Pan

(geology) nodot=a: a hard substrate such as is formed in pans.
May 20, 2022

Pan

Syn of pipe: a channel for lava within a volcano; the cylindrical remains of such channels.
May 20, 2022

Pan

Strong adverse criticism.
May 20, 2022

Pan

A loaf of bread.
May 20, 2022

Pan

The chamber pot in a close stool; the base of a toilet, consisting of the bowl and its support.
May 20, 2022

Pan

(slang) A human face, a mug.
May 20, 2022

Pan

(roofing) The bottom flat part of a roofing panel that is between the ribs of the panel.
May 20, 2022

Pan

A closed vessel for boiling or evaporating as part of manufacture; a vacuum pan.
May 20, 2022

Pan

(firearms) The part of a flintlock that holds the priming.
Flash in the pan
May 20, 2022

Pan

The skull, considered as a vessel containing the brain; the brainpan.
May 20, 2022

Pan

(figurative) The brain, seen as one's intellect.
May 20, 2022

Pan

(carpentry) A recess, or bed, for the leaf of a hinge.
May 20, 2022

Pan

(musical instrument) steelpan
May 20, 2022

Pan

A part; a portion.
May 20, 2022

Pan

(fortifications) The distance comprised between the angle of the epaule and the flanked angle.
May 20, 2022

Pan

A leaf of gold or silver.
May 20, 2022

Pan

(transitive) To wash in a pan (of earth, sand etc. when searching for gold).
May 20, 2022

Pan

(transitive) To disparage; to belittle; to put down; to harshly criticize, especially a work (book, movie, etc.)
May 20, 2022

Pan

To turn out well; to be successful.
May 20, 2022

Pan

To beat one's opposition convincingly.
May 20, 2022

Pan

To turn horizontally.
May 20, 2022

Pan

To move the camera lens angle while continuing to expose the film, enabling a contiguous view and enrichment of context. In still-photography large-group portraits the film usually remains on a horizontal fixed plane as the lens and/or the film holder moves to expose the film laterally. The resulting image may extend a short distance laterally or as great as 360 degrees from the point where the film first began to be exposed.
May 20, 2022

Pan

To shift an image relative to the display window without changing the viewing scale.
May 20, 2022

Pan

(audio) To spread a sound signal into a new stereo or multichannel sound field, typically giving the impression that it is moving across the sound stage.
May 20, 2022

Pan

To join or fit together; to unite.
May 20, 2022

Pan

(informal) Pansexual or panromantic.
May 20, 2022

Pan

A part; a portion.
May 20, 2022

Pan

The distance comprised between the angle of the epaule and the flanked angle.
May 20, 2022

Pan

A leaf of gold or silver.
May 20, 2022

Pan

The betel leaf; also, the masticatory made of the betel leaf, etc. See Betel.
May 20, 2022

Pan

A shallow, open dish or vessel, usually of metal, employed for many domestic uses, as for setting milk for cream, for frying or baking food, etc.; also employed for various uses in manufacturing.
May 20, 2022

Pan

A closed vessel for boiling or evaporating. See Vacuum pan, under Vacuum.
May 20, 2022

Pan

The part of a flintlock which holds the priming.
May 20, 2022

Pan

The skull, considered as a vessel containing the brain; the upper part of the head; the brainpan; the cranium.
May 20, 2022

Pan

A recess, or bed, for the leaf of a hinge.
May 20, 2022

Pan

The hard stratum of earth that lies below the soil. See Hard pan, under Hard.
May 20, 2022

Pan

A natural basin, containing salt or fresh water, or mud.
May 20, 2022

Pan

To join or fit together; to unite.
May 20, 2022

Pan

To separate, as gold, from dirt or sand, by washing in a kind of pan.
We . . . witnessed the process of cleaning up and panning out, which is the last process of separating the pure gold from the fine dirt and black sand.
May 20, 2022

Pan

To criticise (a drama or literary work) harshly.
May 20, 2022

Pan

To yield gold in, or as in, the process of panning; - usually with out; as, the gravel panned out richly.
May 20, 2022

Pan

To turn out (profitably or unprofitably); to result; to develop; as, the investigation, or the speculation, panned out poorly.
May 20, 2022

Pan

To scan (a movie camera), usu. in a horizontal direction, to obtain a panoramic effect; also, to move the camera so as to keep the subject in view.
May 20, 2022

Pan

The god of shepherds, guardian of bees, and patron of fishing and hunting. He is usually represented as having the head and trunk of a man, with the legs, horns, and tail of a goat, and as playing on the shepherd's pipe (also called the pipes of Pan), which he is said to have invented.
May 20, 2022

Pan

Cooking utensil consisting of a wide metal vessel
May 20, 2022

Pan

(Greek mythology) god of fields and woods and shepherds and flocks; represented as a man with goat's legs and horns and ears; identified with Roman Sylvanus or Faunus
May 20, 2022

Pan

Shallow container made of metal
May 20, 2022

Pan

Chimpanzees; more closely related to Australopithecus than to other pongids
May 20, 2022

Pan

Make a sweeping movement;
The camera panned across the room
May 20, 2022

Pan

Wash dirt in a pan to separate out the precious minerals
May 20, 2022

Pan

Express a totally negative opinion of;
The critics panned the performance
May 20, 2022

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