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English adjective: panoptic

1. panoptic including everything visible in one view

SamplesA panoptic aerial photograph of the missile base.
A panoptic stain used in microscopy.


Similarseeable, visible

Antonymsinvisible, unseeable

2. panoptic broad in scope or content

SamplesAcross-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.
Granted him wide powers.

Synonymsacross-the-board, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, blanket, broad, encompassing, extensive, wide


Antonymsincomprehensive, noncomprehensive

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