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 (păn-ŏp′tĭk) also pan·op·ti·cal (-tĭ-kəl)
Including everything visible in one view.

[From Greek panoptos, fully visible : pan-, with respect to everything, fully; see pan- + optos, visible; see okw- in Indo-European roots.]
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Adj.1.panoptical - including everything visible in one view; "a panoptic aerial photograph of the missile base"; "a panoptic stain used in microscopy"
seeable, visible - capable of being seen; or open to easy view; "a visible object"; "visible stars"; "mountains visible in the distance"; "a visible change of expression"; "visible files"
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Similarly, Sauron's physical appearance in Frodo's visions is a fiery, shadowy eye, and in the films, a panoptical one at the summit of the tower, Barad-dur.
First coatings of enclosing frames, 410 m coating of stairs and panoptik railings, 350 m coating of panoptical reveals.
Pointing to this plurality of experiences where no one is above or outside surveillance, de Certeau (1984) has noted that "behind the 'monotheism' of the dominant panoptical procedures, we might expect the existence and survival of a 'polytheism' of concealed and disseminated practices" (p.
See also the opening scene of Il Cristo proibito, with the panoptical view from the plane encompassing the entire Tuscan landscape.
3 & 4), which envisages a surveillance society where humans are controlled by a panoptical social media platform, uses mirrors to implicate the audience in her fiction.
Central to the panoptical model is the idea that the incarcerated subject, never sure at what point he may be under surveillance, engages in a kind of self-regulation:
And his gaze is felt so powerfully by Thomas and Laura that they are frequently forced into awkward contortions to conceal their developing sexual relationship from Ali's panoptical gaze.
Because of his strategy, in Arlt we experience the beginning of a corrosive process that eats away at overarching, panoptical, and "rationalizing" systems of order that defined the Latin American city and that Angel Rama elucidates in his book La ciudad letrada.
Fusing the satirical and fantastical, Aziz reasserts the agency of individuals at a time of potent authoritarianism by confronting the state as a panoptical entity and exploring the psychological effects of the omnipotence of the Gate's gaze.
The US spies on its citizens, its allies, its enemies; everyone is under the panoptical eye of Big Brother.
The connection between the focus of dominant professions on prevention of mental harm and a strong emphasis on the need for knowledge about children's psychological development in order to select the right reading material framed the role of parents in children's media consumption: their lack of professional insight made them useless, even harmful, to the social engineers' panoptical procedures.