panopticon

[ pan-op-ti-kon ]
/ pænˈɒp tɪˌkɒn /

noun

a building, as a prison, hospital, library, or the like, so arranged that all parts of the interior are visible from a single point.

Origin of panopticon

1760–70; pan- + Greek optikón sight, seeing (neuter of optikós; see optic)
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