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Multiple Meanings
Pan — from Greek mythology

Pan appears frequently in Western art and literature created during the Romantic movement.
Greek mythology:  god of fields, woods, shepherds and flocks; represented as a man with goat’s legs, horns and ears

More commonly, pan refers to a cooking utensil, or any wide, shallow, metal container. In entertainment, pan can refer to a totally negative review or opinion. In film, pan can refer to a sweeping movement by the camera. As with many short words, pan can be used in other specialized ways for different contextual meanings.
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