What does scanner mean?

Definitions for scanner
ˈskæn ərscan·ner

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scanner(noun)

    someone who scans verse to determine the number and prosodic value of the syllables

  2. scanner, digital scanner, image scanner(noun)

    an electronic device that generates a digital representation of an image for data input to a computer

  3. scanner(noun)

    a radar dish that rotates or oscillates in order to scan a broad area

  4. scanner, electronic scanner(noun)

    a radio receiver that moves automatically across some selected range of frequencies looking for some signal or condition

    "they used scanners to monitor police radio channels"


  1. scanner(Noun)

    A device which scans documents in order to convert them to a digital medium.

    He put the picture in the scanner, then e-mailed a copy of it to his family.

  2. scanner(Noun)

    A radio receiver which iterates through a sequence of frequencies to detect signal.

  3. scanner(Noun)

    A device which uses radiation (ultrasound, X-ray, etc.) to generate images of tissue or surfaces for diagnostic purposes.

  4. scanner(Noun)

    A device which uses optics to detect printed data (such as a barcode).

  5. scanner(Noun)

    One who scans.


  1. Scanner

    Robin Rimbaud is an electronic musician who works under the name Scanner due to his use of cell phone and police scanners in live performance. He is also a member of the band Githead with Wire's Colin Newman and Malka Spigel and Max Franken from Minimal Compact. Rimbaud is also a writer and media critic, multi-media artist and record producer. He borrowed his stage name from the device he used in his early recordings, picking up indeterminate radio and mobile phone signals in the airwaves and using them as an instrument in his compositions.

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How to pronounce scanner?

  1. Alex
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How to say scanner in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scanner in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scanner in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of scanner in a Sentence

  1. Christopher Jones:

    This leaves open the possibility that, in a boring fMRI scanner they have nothing to do to keep them awake and thus fall asleep.

  2. Radiologist Steffen Ross:

    The first step would be to do the data acquisition which we use a 3D scanner for, we scan the crime scene and we are also able to scan the dead body, if there is a dead body involved, and then we can put all the data together in the computer and create a virtual crime scene, which is a 3D model of the crime scene, so a re-enactment of the crime.

  3. Kensington Palace:

    Just as the Moonshot that (U.S. President) John F. Kennedy proposed in the 1960s catalysed new technology such as the MRI scanner and satellite dishes, the Earthshots aim to launch their own tidal wave of ambition and innovation.

  4. Laurent Chapon:

    The idea is essentially like a CT scanner where you would take an image of a person, a three-dimensional image of a person and you can slice through it to see the different organs, we... shine very intense light through (the scroll) and then detect on the other side a number of two-dimensional images. From that we reconstruct a three-dimensional volume of the object... to actually read the text in a non-destructive manner.

  5. Toby Norman:

    Getting patient application right is absolutely essential, at Simprints we do three things to get that right. First we don't work with patient medical records, so we never store or hold access to patient data. That's all held by the organizations we work with. Second we never transmit raw fingerprint images, so we actually do the extraction process where we take a fingerprint image and turn it into a template. We do that on the scanner itself, meaning that the fingerprint image never leaves the scanner. Third we use the same level of encryptions that we use in online banking or financial transactions that secure any data that passes between the phone and the server.

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