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.
/pænˈɒptɪk/
adjective
1.
taking in all parts, aspects, etc, in a single view; all-embracing: a panoptic survey
adj.

1826, from Greek panoptos “fully visible, seen by all,” from panopes “all-seeing,” from pan “all” (see pan-) + optos (see optic). Related: Panoptical.

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