What does scanner mean?

Definitions for scanner
ˈskæn ərscan·ner

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scannernoun

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

  2. scanner, digital scanner, image scannernoun

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

  3. scannernoun

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

  4. scanner, electronic scannernoun

    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. scannernoun

    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. scannernoun

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

  3. scannernoun

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

  4. scannernoun

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

  5. scannernoun

    One who scans.


  1. scanner

    A scanner is an electronic device that converts images, text, or printed documents into digital format, allowing the information to be viewed, edited, and stored on a computer. It can also refer to a device or software that systematically examines or checks something, such as barcodes, computer systems, radio frequencies, etc., to gather specific information.


  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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  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. 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.

  2. Simon Cherry:

    So we are going to collect effectively more signal with this scanner than we do with current devices. And that lets us do a couple of things. We can either image much more quickly and collect our signal in 1/40th of the time so we can do scans in 30 seconds that currently take 30 minutes. Or we can drop the radiation dose significantly and do scans at a fraction of the radiation dose that we currently do them at.

  3. Kedlin Company:

    I have to say I was a bit surprised at first, that Airport Scanner would be used to actually improve airport security, using game data for research is such a novel idea that I was thrilled to participate and be on the forefront of the research community.

  4. Jeff Anderson:

    That’s tantalizing because it suggests that maybe one of the things the short sleepers are doing in the scanner is performing memory consolidation more efficiently than non-short sleepers.

  5. 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.

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