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Definition of SCAN

noun : SCAN

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) the act of scanning; systematic examination of a prescribed region; "he made a thorough scan of the beach with his binoculars" ;

  • 2. (

    ) an image produced by scanning; "he analyzed the brain scan"; "you could see the tumor in the CAT scan" ;

verb : SCAN

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) examine minutely or intensely; "the surgeon scanned the X-ray" ;

  • 3. (

    ) make a wide, sweeping search of; "The beams scanned the night sky" ;

  • 4. (

    ) conform to a metrical pattern ;

  • 5. (

    ) move a light beam over; in electronics, to reproduce an image ;

  • 6. (

    ) read metrically; "scan verses" ;

  • 7. (

    ) obtain data from magnetic tapes or other digital sources; "This dictionary can be read by the computer" ;


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