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1. Personal Area Network. A wireless network that covers a few meters around a person's workspace. A PAN is used for communication between personal devices, such as bluetooth devices like wireless keyboards, headphones, cell phones etc.
2. Pan. To turn or rotate a camera horizontally - to give a panorama view, from which the abbreviation "pan" comes.
3. Pan. To move a camera or map vertically or horizontally. Panning a camera would be to move it left, right, up or down. To pan a map (or pan across a map) would be to move the area of view up, down, left or right. Whilst "pan" may technically mean a horizontal movement, it is generally taken to mean movement along any axis.