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Definition 1: a circular prison with cells distributed around a central surveillance station; proposed by Jeremy Bentham in 1791 - [noun denoting artifact]

(panopticon is a kind of ...) a correctional institution where persons are confined while on trial or for punishment

Definition 2: an area where everything is visible - [noun denoting artifact]

(panopticon is a kind of ...) a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function

"the spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants"

(... is a kind of panopticon ) an area where merchandise (such as cars) can be displayed

"in Britain a showroom is called a salesroom"

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