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Definition of "panoptic" [panoptic]

  • Including everything visible in one view. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "panoptic" in a sentence
  • "It seemed like I could never get that kind of panoptic knowledge."
  • "This would solve many problems, e.g. the so-called panoptic provider, uncontrollable diffusion of private information to 3rd parties, security and data protection (also by encryption), property and data re-use."
  • "Thanks in part to our panoptic media culture, which includes the 24/7 cable news cycle, we've become far too eager to play the gotcha game anytime somebody says something mildly stupid, typically assigning more value to it than necessary."