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pan·op·tic(păn-ŏp′tĭk) also pan·op·ti·cal (-tĭ-kəl)
Including everything visible in one view.
taking in all parts, aspects, etc, in a single view; all-embracing: a panoptic survey.
[C19: from Greek panoptēs seeing everything, from pan- + optos visible]
permitting the viewing of all parts or elements: a panoptic tissue stain for microscopic viewing.
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|Adj.||1.||panoptic - including everything visible in one view; "a panoptic aerial photograph of the missile base"; "a panoptic stain used in microscopy"|
|2.||panoptic - broad in scope or content; "across-the-board pay increases"; "an all-embracing definition"; "blanket sanctions against human-rights violators"; "an invention with broad applications"; "a panoptic study of Soviet nationality"- T.G.Winner; "granted him wide powers"|
across-the-board, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, blanket, encompassing, extensive, wide, broad
comprehensive - including all or everything; "comprehensive coverage"; "a comprehensive history of the revolution"; "a comprehensive survey"; "a comprehensive education"