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 for panoptic
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  panoptic \panoptic\ panoptical \panoptical\adj.
     Including everying visible in one view; as, a panoptic aerial
     photograph of the missile base; a panoptic stain used in
     [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: including everything visible in one view; "a panoptic
             aerial photograph of the missile base"; "a panoptic stain
             used in microscopy" [syn: panoptic, panoptical]
      2: 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" [syn: across-the-
         board, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive,
         blanket(a), broad, encompassing, extensive,
         panoptic, wide]

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