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panopticon (plural panopticons)
- A type of prison designed by philosopher Jeremy Bentham wherein all the cells are visible from the center of the building. It engenders the feeling that someone is watching you, even though you know the contrary.
- A room for the exhibition of novelties.
type of prison
room for the exhibition of novelties
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