panopticon definition

  • noun:
    • a kind of jail designed by philosopher Jeremy Bentham wherein all cells are visible from the center regarding the building. It engenders the feeling that somebody is seeing you, even though you know the contrary.
    • a-room the event of novelties.
    • A prison so contructed the inspector can see each one of the prisoners all the time, without getting seen.
    • a-room when it comes to convention of novelties.
    • A proposed prison of direction, so arranged the inspector can se each of the prisoners always without being seen by them: proposed by Jeremy Bentam.
    • An exhibition-room for novelties, etc.
    • In astronomy, a type of telescope and microscope combined.
    • a circular jail with cells distributed around a central surveillance place; suggested by Jeremy Bentham in 1791
    • a place where everything is noticeable

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