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the act of scanning; systematic examination of a prescribed region
"he made a thorough scan of the beach with his binoculars"
scan, CAT scanverb
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 downverb
"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"
To examine quickly, from point to point, in search of something specific; as, to scan an article for mention of a particular person.
(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.
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: scandre, French; scando, Latin.
Harry, whose tuneful and well measur’d song
First taught our English musick how to span
Words with just note and accent, not to scan
With Midas’ ears, committing short and long. John Milton.
They scan their verses upon their fingers, run after conceits and glaring thoughts. William Walsh.
So he goes to heav’n,
And so am I reveng’d: that would be scann’d. William Shakespeare, Ham.
The rest the great architect
Did wisely to conceal; and not divulge
His secrets to be scann’d by them, who ought
Rather admire. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. viii.
Every man has some guilts, which he desires should not be rigorously scanned; and therefore, by the rule of charity and justice, ought not to do that which he would not suffer. Government of the Tongue.
At the final reckoning, when all mens actions shall be scanned and judged, the great king shall pass his sentence, according to the good men have done, or neglected to do. Edmund Calamy.
Sir Roger exposing his palm, they crumpled it into all shapes, and diligently scanned every wrinkle that could be made in it. Addison.
The actions of men in high stations are all conspicuous, and liable to be scanned and sifted. Francis Atterbury.
In full fruition of successful pow’r,
One moment and one thought might let him scan
The various turns of life, and fickle state of man. Matthew Prior.
SCAN or Schedules for Clinical Assessment in Neuropsychiatry is a set of tools created by WHO aimed at diagnosing and measuring mental illness that may occur in adult life. It is not constructed explicitly for use with either ICD-10 or DSM-IV but can be used for both systems. The SCAN system was originally called PSE, or Present State Examination, but since version 10 (PSE-10), the commonly accepted name has been SCAN. The current version of SCAN is 2.1.
to mount by steps; to go through with step by step
Etymology: [L. scandere, scansum, to climb, to scan, akin to Skr. skand to spring, leap: cf. F. scander. Cf. Ascend, Descend, Scale a ladder.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
skan, v.t. to count the feet in a verse: to examine carefully: to scrutinise.—v.i. to agree with the rules of metre:—pr.p. scan′ning; pa.t. and pa.p. scanned.—ns. Scan′ning; Scan′sion, act of counting the measures in a verse. [Fr. scander, to scan—L. scandĕre, scansum, to climb.]
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
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The numerical value of scan in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of scan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of scan in a Sentence
My husband took the ticket to the store to scan it, just to be sure it was real, we also asked my brother-in-law to come over and scan it on the Maryland Lottery.Meija Lottery app.
He told our officials that there was nothing to scan, later we informed our foreign ministry and he was released on Friday under the Vienna Convention.
Know then thyself, presume not God to scan,The proper study of Mankind is Man.
We immediately took him to the hospital, where they ran CT scan and X-ray and other tests.
The doctor there immediately thought something more serious was wrong, they thought her head was too big and didn't like her eye movements. They did a scan and that's where we found out that she had a mass in her brain. Our lives were completely shattered.
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- تمعن, محص, مسح ضوئياArabic
- escandir, escorcollar, escanejarCatalan, Valencian
- skandieren, abtasten, einscannen, Abtastung, ScanGerman
- ανιχνεύω, εξετάζω, διερευνώ, σαρώνωGreek
- escanear, escandirSpanish
- skännima, otsimaEstonian
- tutkia, silmäillä, skannata, tähyilläFinnish
- scannériser, fouiller, scander, numériser, scannerFrench
- scannerizzare, scrutare, scandireItalian
- afspeuren, scannen, scanderenDutch
- escandir, escanear, varredura, varrerPortuguese
- scanare, numerizare, scaneriza, cerceta, a baleia imaginea, scana, scruta, numeriza, sonda, explora, scanat, scanerizareRomanian
- скандировать, сканировать, разглядыватьRussian
- läsa in, skannaSwedish
- taramak, taratmakTurkish
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