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Modification of -orama, influenced by diorama and panorama, and thus derived from Ancient Greek ὅρᾱμᾰ (hórāma, sight, spectacle), which in turn evolved from the Proto-Indo-European *wer- (to perceive, look out for).



  1. Alteration of -orama, used in suffixing a word ending with an r or vowel sound.
    cameracamerarama or
    futurefuturama (formed by eliding the e and merging the two rs into one)

Usage notes[edit]

  • The suffix is usually appended without hyphenation, or occasionally with hyphen intended to catch the eye.

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