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scan

scan - Dictionary definition and meaning for word scan

Definition
(noun) the act of scanning; systematic examination of a prescribed region
Example Sentence
  • he made a thorough scan of the beach with his binoculars

Definition
(noun) an image produced by scanning
Synonyms : cat scan
Example Sentence
  • he analyzed the brain scan
  • you could see the tumor in the CAT scan

Definition
(verb) examine minutely or intensely
Example Sentence
  • the surgeon scanned the X-ray

Definition
(verb) examine hastily
Synonyms : glance over , rake , run down , skim
Example Sentence
  • She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi

Definition
(verb) make a wide, sweeping search of
Example Sentence
  • The beams scanned the night sky

Definition
(verb) conform to a metrical pattern
Definition
(verb) move a light beam over; in electronics, to reproduce an image
Definition
(verb) read metrically
Example Sentence
  • scan verses

Definition
(verb) obtain data from magnetic tapes
Synonyms : read
Example Sentence
  • This dictionary can be read by the computer

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