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From Ancient Greek "-opticon" for "observe" and "pan-" for "all".

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panopticon ‎(plural panopticons)

  1. A type of prison designed by philosopher Jeremy Bentham wherein all the cells are visible from the center of the building. It engenders a feeling of being watched.
  2. A room for the exhibition of novelties.

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