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Dictionary definition for: Panel

1. (n) sheet that forms a distinct (usually flat) section or component of something

2. (v) decorate with panels; "panel the walls with wood"

3. (n) a committee appointed to judge a competition

4. (v) select from a list; "empanel prospective jurors"

5. (n) (law) a group of people summoned for jury service (from whom a jury will be chosen)

6. (n) a group of people gathered for a special purpose as to plan or discuss an issue or judge a contest etc

7. (n) a pad placed under a saddle

8. (n) (computer science) a small temporary window in a graphical user interface that appears in order to request information from the user; after the information has been provided the user dismisses the box with "okay" or "cancel"

9. (n) electrical device consisting of an insulated panel containing switches and dials and meters for controlling other electrical devices; "he checked the instrument panel" "suddenly the board lit up like a Christmas tree"

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