What is a panel?

Ekaterina Ermolaeva
Ekaterina Ermolaeva
November 11, 2014
What is a panel?

A panel is a word that has several meanings. What is the panel? What does this term mean in different areas?

Part of the road on both sides of the street, which is intended for pedestrian traffic. In this sense, the word is somewhat outdated. Now they say the sidewalk more often

  • Example: people crowded the panel.

In construction, a panel is called a large flat element of the building structure, a slab. The same can be called flat elements in the children's designer.

  • Example: a panel house is built faster than a brick.

Also in the construction panels can be called the cladding of the lower half of the walls.

  • Example: the cabinet was covered with mahogany panels.

When applied to technology, the panel is the part where the control buttons, remote controls, and various signal systems related to a particular equipment are located. Such a panel is called a control panel, and, as it is not difficult to guess, serves to control various technical devices.

  • Example: the red light on the control panel is an alarm.

The panel may also be synonymous with the term "matrix". This refers to the TV screen, computer monitor, laptop, electronic billboard and the like. That is, a panel is a surface that displays a video or photo image.

  • Example: there is a spot on the monitor panel.

As you can see, some of the ways of using this word are already outdated, and some have only recently appeared and are strongly included in the modern lexicon.

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