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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scanningnoun

    the process of translating photographs into a digital form that can be recognized by a computer

  2. scanningnoun

    the act of systematically moving a finely focused beam of light or electrons over a surface in order to produce an image of it for analysis or transmission

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  1. scanning

    Scanning is the process of systematically examining or reviewing something closely and methodically, often in order to detect or identify something of interest. This term can be used in various contexts, such as in medicine (like body scanning), in technology (like scanning documents or codes), in reading (searching for specific information), or even in security procedures (such as scanning an area for potential threats).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scanning

    of Scan

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scanning in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scanning in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of scanning in a Sentence

  1. College President Sandy Shugart:

    Following a comprehensive external investigation and a thorough internal review, we identified teaching methods that employ sophisticated simulators and have decided to permanently discontinue the use of student volunteers for transvaginal ultrasound scanning.

  2. Cesar Yabor:

    The technological capability to identify and verify unmarked burial sites through subsurface scanning or other means was far less robust 70 years ago, while the Corps made every effort at the time to locate unmarked burials.

  3. John Koenig:

    While you're in it, life seems epic. Fiery, tenuous, and unpredictable. But once you have some distance from it, everything seems to shrink, until it's almost out of focus. So you begin scanning your life looking for something interesting or beautiful. But all you see is ordinary people assembled in their tiny classrooms and workspaces, each of us moving around in little steps, like tokens on a game board.

  4. Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum:

    Our work continues to find the graves of our fellow Tulsans who went missing during the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. Today, we begin a test excavation in Oaklawn Cemetery to determine what is causing an underground anomaly found by geophysical scanning conducted earlier this year, because the scan is consistent with a mass grave, a team of some of the foremost researchers in the nation have assembled in Tulsa to assess both the presence and the condition of any human remains at the site in question.

  5. Evolv CEO Peter George:

    It's barbaric if you're going to see your favorite sports team to have to go through metal detectors, this makes lines go away and it's safer because you have AI and machine learning models do the scanning.

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