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- 1. panoptic, panoptical, visible (vs. invisible), seeable
- usage: including everything visible in one view; "a panoptic aerial photograph of the missile base"; "a panoptic stain used in microscopy"
- 2. across-the-board, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, blanket(prenominal), broad, encompassing, extensive, panoptic, wide, comprehensive (vs. noncomprehensive)
- usage: 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"
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