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Scan

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noun


(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


(3)   Obtain data from magnetic tapes
"This dictionary can be read by the computer"
(4)   Read metrically
"Scan verses"
(5)   Make a wide, sweeping search of
"The beams scanned the night sky"
(6)   Move a light beam over; in electronics, to reproduce an image
(7)   Examine hastily
"She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi"
(8)   Examine minutely or intensely
"The surgeon scanned the X-ray"
(9)   Conform to a metrical pattern
Wiktonary



Etymology


From , for *scanden < < .

Noun



  1. The result or output of a scan.
    After the scan was done the doctors looked at the images and made a diagnosis.

Verb



  1. To mount by steps; to go through with step by step.
  2. To examine sequentially, part by part.
  3. To create a digital copy of an image using a scanner.
  4. To look about for.
    He scanned the horizon.
  5. To fit or conform to a specific meter.