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    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
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