Definitions for SCANskæn

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. scan(noun)

    the act of scanning; systematic examination of a prescribed region

    "he made a thorough scan of the beach with his binoculars"

  2. scan, CAT scan(verb)

    an image produced by scanning

    "he analyzed the brain scan"; "you could see the tumor in the CAT scan"

  3. scan(verb)

    examine minutely or intensely

    "the surgeon scanned the X-ray"

  4. scan, skim, rake, glance over, run down(verb)

    examine hastily

    "She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi"

  5. scan(verb)

    make a wide, sweeping search of

    "The beams scanned the night sky"

  6. scan(verb)

    conform to a metrical pattern

  7. scan(verb)

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

  8. scan(verb)

    read metrically

    "scan verses"

  9. read, scan(verb)

    obtain data from magnetic tapes

    "This dictionary can be read by the computer"

GCIDERate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Scan(v. t.)

    To examine quickly, from point to point, in search of something specific; as, to scan an article for mention of a particular person.

  2. Scan(v. t.)

    (Electronics) To form an image or an electronic representation of, by passing a beam of light or electrons over, and detecting and recording the reflected or transmitted signal.

  3. Origin: [L. scandere, scansum, to climb, to scan, akin to Skr. skand to spring, leap: cf. F. scander. Cf. Ascend, Descend, Scale a ladder.]

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. scan(Noun)

    An instance of scanning.

    The operators vacated the room during the scan.

  2. scan(Noun)

    The result or output of a scanning process.

    The doctors looked at the scans and made a diagnosis.

  3. scan(Verb)

    To examine sequentially, part by part.

  4. scan(Verb)

    To create a digital copy of an image using a scanner.

  5. scan(Verb)

    To look about for.

    He scanned the horizon.

  6. scan(Verb)

    To fit or conform to a specific meter.

  7. scan(Verb)

    To mount by steps; to go through with step by step.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Scan(verb)

    to mount by steps; to go through with step by step

  2. Origin: [L. scandere, scansum, to climb, to scan, akin to Skr. skand to spring, leap: cf. F. scander. Cf. Ascend, Descend, Scale a ladder.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated TermsRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. scan

    1. The path periodically followed by a radiation beam. 2. In electronic intelligence, the motion of an electronic beam through space looking for a target. Scanning is produced by the motion of the antenna or by lobe switching. See also electronic intelligence.

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  1. Scan

    Scan is creating disruptive apps that connect the real world with the digital universe in fun and innovative ways. Through QR code, NFC, and other technologies, Scan brings social media, lead generation, and mobile commerce to life through real world “like”, “follow”, and even “buy” buttons. Companies can easily use Scan’s tools to create these custom experiences for their customers.


  1. SCAN Health Plan

    SCAN Health Plan is a not-for-profit health plan founded in 1977 and based in Long Beach, California. The Medicare advantage health maintenance organization serves more than 170,000 people with Medicare in California and Arizona. The company also offers three SNPs, serving approximately 31,000 of its members.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SCAN' in Verbs Frequency: #1012

Anagrams of SCAN »

  1. cans, CNAs, CNSA, NCSA

  2. Cans

  3. CNAs

  4. CNSA

  5. NCSA

Translations for SCAN

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • تمعن, مسح ضوئيا, محصArabic
  • escorcollar, escandir, escanejarCatalan, Valencian
  • skenovatCzech
  • skandieren, abtasten, Scan, einscannen, AbtastungGerman
  • εξετάζω, σαρώνω, ανιχνεύω, διερευνώGreek
  • skaniEsperanto
  • escandir, escanearSpanish
  • skännima, otsimaEstonian
  • silmäillä, skannata, tutkia, tähyilläFinnish
  • numériser, fouiller, scander, scannériser, scannerFrench
  • սկանավորելArmenian
  • skandarIdo
  • scannerizzare, scandire, scrutareItalian
  • スキャンするJapanese
  • 스캔하다Korean
  • mātaiMāori
  • mengimbasMalay
  • afspeuren, scanderen, scannenDutch
  • escandir, varrer, escanear, varreduraPortuguese
  • a baleia imaginea, scruta, numeriza, scanat, numerizare, scana, scanare, explora, scanerizare, sonda, cerceta, scanerizaRomanian
  • скандировать, разглядывать, сканироватьRussian
  • skanna, läsa inSwedish
  • taratmak, taramakTurkish

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