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panoptic (adj.)

"all-seeing," 1826, from Greek panoptēs "all-seeing," from pan- "all" (see pan-) + optos "seen, visible" (from PIE root *okw- "to see"). Related: Panoptical.

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Definitions of panoptic

panoptic (adj.)
broad in scope or content; "a panoptic study of Soviet nationality"- T.G.Winner;
Synonyms: across-the-board / all-embracing / all-encompassing / all-inclusive / blanket / broad / encompassing / extensive / wide
panoptic (adj.)
including everything visible in one view;
a panoptic aerial photograph of the missile base
a panoptic stain used in microscopy
Synonyms: panoptical
From wordnet.princeton.edu