[ pan-op-ti-kon ]

  1. 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)

Words Nearby panopticon Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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