panoptical

panoptic

[pan-op-tik]
adjective
1.
permitting the viewing of all parts or elements: a panoptic stain used in microscopy; a panoptic aerial photograph of an enemy missile base.
2.
considering all parts or elements; all inclusive: a panoptic criticism of modern poetry.
Also, panoptical.


Origin:
1820–30; < Greek panópt(ēs) all-seeing + -ic. See pan-, optic

panoptically, adverb
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panoptic or panoptical (pænˈɒptɪk)
 
adj
taking in all parts, aspects, etc, in a single view; all-embracing: a panoptic survey
 
[C19: from Greek panoptēs seeing everything, from pan- + optos visible]
 
panoptical or panoptical
 
adj
 
[C19: from Greek panoptēs seeing everything, from pan- + optos visible]
 
pan'optically or panoptical
 
adv

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