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panoptic

[pan-op-tik] /pænˈɒp tɪk/
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
1820-1830
1820-30; < Greek panópt(ēs) all-seeing + -ic. See pan-, optic
Related forms
panoptically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for panoptical

panoptic

/pænˈɒptɪk/
adjective
1.
taking in all parts, aspects, etc, in a single view; all-embracing a panoptic survey
Derived Forms
panoptically, adverb
Word Origin
C19: from Greek panoptēs seeing everything, from pan- + optos visible
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