Definitions for SCANskæn
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
scanskæn(v.; n.)scanned, scan•ning
(v.t.)to examine the particulars of minutely; scrutinize.
to glance at or read hastily:
to scan a page.
to observe repeatedly or sweepingly:
to scan the horizon.
to analyze (verse) for its prosodic or metrical structure.
to read (data) for use by a computer or computerized device, esp. using an optical scanner.
to traverse (a surface) with a beam of electrons in order to reproduce or transmit a picture.
Category: Radio and Television
to traverse (a region) with a beam from a radar transmitter.
to examine (a body or body part) with a scanner.
(v.i.)to examine the meter of verse.
(of verse) to conform to the rules of meter.
(n.)an act or instance of scanning.
an examination of the body or a body part using a scanner. the image or display so obtained.
Origin of scan:
1350–1400; < LL scandere to scan verse, L: to climb
Category: Geography (places)
Category: Geography (places)
the act of scanning; systematic examination of a prescribed region
"he made a thorough scan of the beach with his binoculars"
scan, CAT scan(verb)
an image produced by scanning
"he analyzed the brain scan"; "you could see the tumor in the CAT scan"
examine minutely or intensely
"the surgeon scanned the X-ray"
scan, skim, rake, glance over, run down(verb)
"She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi"
make a wide, sweeping search of
"The beams scanned the night sky"
conform to a metrical pattern
move a light beam over; in electronics, to reproduce an image
obtain data from magnetic tapes
"This dictionary can be read by the computer"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to use an electronic device to copy, read, or take a picture of sth
The book is scanned when it leaves or comes back to the library.; to scan a patient's brain
to look at an entire area, trying to find sth
They scanned the skies, watching for a plane.
to read sth quickly, not reading every word
She scanned the article looking for his name.
the act of scanning with an electronic device
a brain scan
An instance of scanning.
The operators vacated the room during the scan.
The result or output of a scanning process.
The doctors looked at the scans and made a diagnosis.
To examine sequentially, part by part.
To create a digital copy of an image using a scanner.
To look about for.
He scanned the horizon.
To fit or conform to a specific meter.
To mount by steps; to go through with step by step.
to mount by steps; to go through with step by step
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
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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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'SCAN' in Verbs Frequency: #1012
Translations for SCAN
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to examine carefully
He scanned the horizon for any sign of a ship.
- ondersoek, tuurAfrikaans
- يَتَفَحَّص بِدِقَّهArabic
- esquadrinharPortuguese (BR)
- obzírat, zkoumatCzech
- genau prüfenGerman
- studere nøjeDanish
- εξετάζω λεπτομερώς, ανιχνεύωGreek
- examinar, escudriñar, otearSpanish
- (üksikasjalikult) uurimaEstonian
- دقيق شدنFarsi
- पर्यवेक्षण करनाHindi
- gledati, istraživatiCroatian
- esaminare, scrutareItalian
- 자세히 살펴보다Korean
- atidžiai apžiūrėti, ištirtiLithuanian
- pētīt; vērotLatvian
- menjalankan penelitianMalay
- granske, studereNorwegian
- badać (wzrokiem), przyglądać się badawczoPolish
- دقيق شدنPersian
- په وزن لوستل، په وزن ويل، په غور كتل، په ځير كتلPashto
- a scrutaRomanian
- skrbno raziskatiSlovenian
- granska, studeraSwedish
- iyice incelemekTurkish
- 仔細觀看Chinese (Trad.)
- пильно вивчатиUkrainian
- جائزہ لیناUrdu
- kiểm tra cẩn thậnVietnamese
- 细看Chinese (Simp.)
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