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From Ancient Greek πᾶν (pân, all) + ὀπτικός (optikós, visible).

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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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