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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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
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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