(pn"*pl), n. [Gr. panopli`a; pa^s, pa^n, all + "o`plon tool, implement, in pl., armor, arms.] 1. Defensive armor in general; a full suit of defensive armor. Milton.
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We had need to take the Christian panoply, to put on the whole armor of God.
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2. Hence: Any full set of elaborate attire, complete with accessories or accompanying paraphernalia; any elaborate special or ceremonial attire and equipment.

3. Hence: Any impressive complete array; as, the full panoply of a presidential funeral.

4. Hence: [Fig.:] Any complete array of devices used in an endeavor; as, to deploy the full panoply of writer's techniques.



adj. Including everying visible in one view; as, a panoptic aerial photograph of the missile base; a panoptic stain used in microscopy.
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