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Ancient Greek παγκρατής (pankratḗs, “all-powerful”) + -ic.
pancratic (comparative more pancratic, superlative most pancratic)
- (optometry) Having all or many degrees of power; having a great range of power; said of an eyepiece made adjustable so as to give a varying magnifying power.
- Relating to the athletic contest called the pancratium.
- Synonyms: pancratian, pancratical
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “pancratic”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.)