HyperDic: panopticon

English > 2 senses of the word panopticon:
NOUNartifactpanopticonan area where everything is visible
artifactpanopticona circular prison with cells distributed around a central surveillance station
English > panopticon: 2 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningAn area where everything is visible.
Narrowershowroom, salesroom, saleroomAn area where merchandise (such as cars) can be displayed
BroaderareaA part of a structure having some specific characteristic / characteristic or function
Adjectivespanopticalincluding everything visible in one view
English > panopticon: 2 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA circular prison with cells distributed around a central surveillance station; proposed by Jeremy Bentham in 1791.
Broaderprison, prison houseA correctional institution where persons are confined while on trial or for punishment
Spanishpanóptico

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