[ pan-op-tik ]
/ pænˈɒp tɪk /
permitting the viewing of all parts or elements: a panoptic stain used in microscopy; a panoptic aerial photograph of an enemy missile base.
considering all parts or elements; all inclusive: a panoptic criticism of modern poetry.
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OTHER WORDS FROM panopticpan·op·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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I suppose the town has a modern jail now—perhaps even with panoptic galleries!The Charm of Ireland|Burton Egbert Stevenson
British Dictionary definitions for panoptic
/ (pænˈɒptɪk) /
taking in all parts, aspects, etc, in a single view; all-embracinga panoptic survey
Derived forms of panopticpanoptically, adverb
Word Origin for panoptic
C19: from Greek panoptēs seeing everything, from pan- + optos visible
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