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scan

 (skăn)
v. scanned, scan·ning, scans
v.tr.
1.
a. To look at carefully or thoroughly, especially in search of something; examine: The sailor scanned the horizon for signs of land.
b. To look over quickly or read hastily: I scanned the newspaper while eating breakfast.
2. Computers To search (stored data) automatically for specific data.
3.
a. To direct a finely focused beam of light or electrons in a systematic pattern over (a surface) in order to reproduce or sense and subsequently transmit an image.
b. To direct a radar beam in a systematic pattern across (a sector of sky) in search of a target.
4. To encode (text, for example) in digital format by means of an optical scanner.
5.
a. Medicine To direct x-rays or other energy at (a body or body part) in order to produce an image, as with a CT scanner.
b. To pass (luggage, for example) through a detector at a security checkpoint in order to detect weapons or banned materials.
6. To analyze (verse) into metrical patterns.
v.intr.
1. To analyze verse into metrical patterns.
2. To conform to a metrical pattern: Does this line scan?
n.
1. The act or an instance of scanning: my scan of the files.
2. Medicine
a. The action or process of scanning a body or body part.
b. An image produced by scanning.

[Middle English scanden, scannen, to scan a verse, from Latin scandere, to climb, scan a verse; see skand- in Indo-European roots.]

scan′na·ble adj.

scan

(skæn)
vb, scans, scanning or scanned
1. (tr) to scrutinize minutely
2. (tr) to glance over quickly
3. (Poetry) (tr) prosody to read or analyse (verse) according to the rules of metre and versification
4. (Poetry) (intr) prosody to conform to the rules of metre and versification
5. (Electronics) (tr) electronics to move a beam of light, electrons, etc, in a predetermined pattern over (a surface or region) to obtain information, esp either to sense and transmit or to reproduce a television image
6. (Computer Science) (tr) to examine data stored on (magnetic tape, etc), usually in order to retrieve information
7. (Telecommunications) to examine or search (a prescribed region) by systematically varying the direction of a radar or sonar beam
8. (General Physics) physics to examine or produce or be examined or produced by a continuous charge of some variable: to scan a spectrum.
9. (Medicine) med to obtain an image of (a part of the body) by means of a scanner
n
10. the act or an instance of scanning
11. (Medicine) med
a. the examination of a part of the body by means of a scanner: a brain scan; ultrasound scan.
b. the image produced by a scanner
[C14: from Late Latin scandere to scan (verse), from Latin: to climb]
ˈscannable adj

scan

(skæn)

v. scanned, scan•ning,
n. v.t.
1. to examine the particulars of minutely; scrutinize.
2. to glance at or read hastily: to scan a page.
3. to observe repeatedly or sweepingly: to scan the horizon.
4. to analyze (verse) for its prosodic or metrical structure.
5. to read (data) for use by a computer or computerized device, esp. using an optical scanner.
6. to traverse (a surface) with a beam of electrons in order to reproduce or transmit a picture.
7. to traverse (a region) with a beam from a radar transmitter.
8. to examine (a body or body part) with a scanner.
v.i.
9. to examine the meter of verse.
10. (of verse) to conform to the rules of meter.
n.
11. an act or instance of scanning.
12.
a. an examination of the body or a body part using a scanner.
b. the image or display so obtained.
[1350–1400; < Late Latin scandere to scan verse, Latin: to climb]
scan′na•ble, adj.

Scan.

or Scand.,

1. Scandinavia.
2. Scandinavian.

scan

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.

scan


Past participle: scanned
Gerund: scanning

Imperative
scan
scan
Present
I scan
you scan
he/she/it scans
we scan
you scan
they scan
Preterite
I scanned
you scanned
he/she/it scanned
we scanned
you scanned
they scanned
Present Continuous
I am scanning
you are scanning
he/she/it is scanning
we are scanning
you are scanning
they are scanning
Present Perfect
I have scanned
you have scanned
he/she/it has scanned
we have scanned
you have scanned
they have scanned
Past Continuous
I was scanning
you were scanning
he/she/it was scanning
we were scanning
you were scanning
they were scanning
Past Perfect
I had scanned
you had scanned
he/she/it had scanned
we had scanned
you had scanned
they had scanned
Future
I will scan
you will scan
he/she/it will scan
we will scan
you will scan
they will scan
Future Perfect
I will have scanned
you will have scanned
he/she/it will have scanned
we will have scanned
you will have scanned
they will have scanned
Future Continuous
I will be scanning
you will be scanning
he/she/it will be scanning
we will be scanning
you will be scanning
they will be scanning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been scanning
you have been scanning
he/she/it has been scanning
we have been scanning
you have been scanning
they have been scanning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been scanning
you will have been scanning
he/she/it will have been scanning
we will have been scanning
you will have been scanning
they will have been scanning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been scanning
you had been scanning
he/she/it had been scanning
we had been scanning
you had been scanning
they had been scanning
Conditional
I would scan
you would scan
he/she/it would scan
we would scan
you would scan
they would scan
Past Conditional
I would have scanned
you would have scanned
he/she/it would have scanned
we would have scanned
you would have scanned
they would have scanned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scan - the act of scanningscan - the act of scanning; systematic examination of a prescribed region; "he made a thorough scan of the beach with his binoculars"
examination, scrutiny - the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)
2.scan - an image produced by scanningscan - an image produced by scanning; "he analyzed the brain scan"; "you could see the tumor in the CAT scan"
ikon, picture, icon, image - a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface; "they showed us the pictures of their wedding"; "a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them"
Verb1.scan - examine minutely or intensely; "the surgeon scanned the X-ray"
examine, see - observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect; "The customs agent examined the baggage"; "I must see your passport before you can enter the country"
glass - scan (game in the forest) with binoculars
2.scan - examine hastily; "She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi"
examine, see - observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect; "The customs agent examined the baggage"; "I must see your passport before you can enter the country"
3.scan - make a wide, sweeping search of; "The beams scanned the night sky"
search - subject to a search; "The police searched the suspect"; "We searched the whole house for the missing keys"
4.scan - conform to a metrical pattern
poesy, poetry, verse - literature in metrical form
conform - be similar, be in line with
5.scan - move a light beam over; in electronics, to reproduce an image
move, displace - cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
6.scan - read metrically; "scan verses"
declaim, recite - recite in elocution
7.scan - obtain data from magnetic tapes; "This dictionary can be read by the computer"
construe, interpret, see - make sense of; assign a meaning to; "What message do you see in this letter?"; "How do you interpret his behavior?"
misread - read or interpret wrongly; "He misread the data"

scan

verb
1. glance over, skim, look over, eye, check, clock (Brit. slang), examine, check out (informal), run over, eyeball (slang), size up (informal), get a load of (informal), look someone up and down, run your eye over, take a dekko at (Brit. slang) She scanned the advertisement pages of the newspaper.
2. survey, search, investigate, sweep, con (archaic), scour, scrutinize, take stock of, recce (slang) The officer scanned the room.
noun
1. look, glance, skim, browse, flick, squint, butcher's (Brit. slang), brief look, dekko (Brit. slang), shufti (Brit. slang) I've had a quick scan through your book again.
2. examination, scanning, ultrasound He was rushed to hospital for a brain scan.

scan

verb
1. To view broadly or from a height:
2. To look through reading matter casually:
browse, dip into, flip through, glance at (or over) (or through), leaf (through), riffle (through), run through, skim, thumb (through).
Translations
مَسْحٌ ضَوْئيّيَتَصَفَّحيَتَفَحَّص بِدِقَّهيَتلاءَم في الوَزْنيَخْزِن بواسِطَة الماسِح
skenovatzkoumatzrentgenovatvyšetřit ultrazvukemzběžné prohlédnutí
scannescanningskimmepasse
otsimaskännima
tutkiatutkimussilmäilläskannatatähyillä
skenskenirati
átkutatbeolvasbeszkennelgyors átfutásletapogat
grannskoîalúta bragreglumrenna augum yfirskanna meî radar
細かく調べる綿密な調査
자세히 살피다정밀검사
atidžiai apžiūrėtinuskaitytipatikrinimas skeneriupatikrinti skeneriuskaitytuvas
caurskatekontrolēt ar radarupārlaist acisparskatspavirši apskatīt
mať rytmusprehľadávať zaradomrýchly prehľadskenovaťsnímať
pozorno opazovatipreletetiskenirati
avsökningskanna
การตรวจรายละเอียดตรวจรายละเอียด
taramataramakvezne uymakgöz gezdirmekiyice incelemek
việc xem kỹxem kỹ

scan

[skæn]
A. VT
1. (= inspect closely) → escudriñar; [+ horizon etc] → otear (Comput) → examinar, explorar
2. (= glance at) → echar un vistazo a
3. (Radar) → explorar, registrar
4. (Poetry) [+ verse] → medir, escandir
B. VI [poetry] → estar bien medido
it does not scanno está bien medido
C. N (Med) → exploración f con un escáner
to go for a scan; have a scanhacerse un escáner

scan

[ˈskæn]
vt
(= study) → scruter, examiner
She kept scanning the crowd for Paul → Elle scrutait sans arrêt la foule à la recherche de Paul.
(= glance at quickly) → parcourir
I scanned the job advertisements in the paper → J'ai parcouru les offres d'emploi dans le journal.
[radar] [+ area] → balayer
(with X-ray) [+ luggage] → passer au rayon x
(with barcode scanner) [+ product] → scanner, passer au scanner
(with radar)surveiller au radar
(with ultrasound, MRI) [+ person] → faire un scanner à; [+ stomach, brain] → faire un scanner de; [+ foetus] → faire une échographie de
They can scan the foetus to check for defects → Ils peuvent examiner le fœtus à l'échographie pour repérer les malformations.
vi
[+ poetry] → scander
That line doesn't scan
BUT Ce vers est faux.
n (MEDICINE)scanographie f, scanner m
a brain scan → une scanographie du cerveau, un scanner du cerveau
to have a scan (gen)
She had a scan → On lui a fait une scanographie., On lui a fait un scanner.; [pregnant woman]
She had a scan → On lui a fait une échographie.
scan in
vt sep (COMPUTING) [+ image, document] → scanner

scan

vt
(= search with sweeping movement)schwenken über (+acc); (person) → seine Augen wandern lassen über (+acc); newspaper, booküberfliegen; (= examine closely) horizonabsuchen; (by radar) → absuchen, abtasten; luggagedurchleuchten; to scan the crowd(s)seinen Blick über die Menge schweifen lassen; he scanned her face for a sign of emotioner suchte in ihrem Gesicht nach Anzeichen einer Gefühlsregung
(Med) → eine Tomografie machen von; pregnant womaneinen Ultraschall machen bei
(TV) → abtasten, rastern
(Comput) → (ein)scannen
versein Versfüße zerlegen
vi (verse)das richtige Versmaß haben, sich reimen (inf); he couldn’t make it scaner konnte es nicht ins richtige Versmaß bringen; stressed differently so that the line scansanders betont, um das richtige Metrum in der Zeile zu bekommen
n (Med) → Scan m; (in pregnancy) → Ultraschalluntersuchung f; (= picture)Ultraschallaufnahme f

scan

[skæn]
1. vt
a. (inspect closely, horizon, sb's face, crowd) → scrutare; (newspaper) → leggere attentamente
he scans the papers for European news → legge con attenzione i giornali alla ricerca di notizie dall'Europa
b. (glance at quickly) → dare un'occhiata a, scorrere
c. (machine) → leggere (Radar) (sea bed) → scandagliare; (sky) → esplorare
2. vi (Poetry) → scandire
3. n (Med) → ecografia

scan

(skӕn) past tense, past participle scanned verb
1. to examine carefully. He scanned the horizon for any sign of a ship.
2. to look at quickly but not in detail. She scanned the newspaper for news of the murder.
3. to pass radar beams etc over. The area was scanned for signs of enemy aircraft.
4. to pass an electronic or laser beam over a text or picture in order to store it in the memory of a computer.
5. to examine and get an image of what is inside a person's body or an object by using ultra-sound and x-ray. They scanned his luggage at the airport to see if he was carrying drugs.
6. to fit into a particular rhythm or metre. The second line of that verse doesn't scan properly.
noun
She had an ultrasound scan to see whether the baby was a boy or a girl; a brain scan; a quick scan through the report.
ˈscanner noun
a machine etc that scans. Scanners are machines that show the contents of your luggage on a scereen; an ultrasound scanner; an optical scanner.

scan

مَسْحٌ ضَوْئيّ, يـَمْسَحُ الكترونياً rentgen, zkoumat scanne, scanning absuchen, Ultraschalluntersuchung διερευνώ, σάρωση exploración, explorar tutkia, tutkimus scanner, scruter sken, skenirati scansione, scrutare 細かく調べる, 綿密な調査 자세히 살피다, 정밀검사 afspeuren, scan skanne, skanning skan, skanować digitalizar, escanear, exame изучать, получение рентгеновского изображения avsökning, skanna การตรวจรายละเอียด, ตรวจรายละเอียด tarama, taramak việc xem kỹ, xem kỹ 扫描

scan

n. tomografía, escáner; rastreo, proceso que reproduce la imagen de un tejido u órgano específico usando un detector de la sustancia radiactiva tecnecio 99 m. inyectada como medio de contraste;
bone ______ de los huesos;
brain ______ del cerebro;
heart ______ cardíaco;
lung ______ pulmonar;
thyroid ______ de la tiroide.

scan

n estudio por imagen utilizando diversas técnicas como la tomografía, la resonancia magnética y la gammagrafía; bone — gammagrafía ósea; CT o CAT — tomografía computarizada, TC m&f, TAC m&f; gallium — gammagrafía con galio; nuclear — gammagrafía; PET — tomografía por emisión de positrones, PET m&f; PET-CT — PET-CT m; thallium — gammagrafía con talio; vt (pret & pp scanned; ger scanning) escanear (Ang); realizar un estudio por imagen utilizando tomografía, resonancia magnética o gammagrafía; [Note: Because tomografía is feminine, TAC, TC, PET, and PET-CT should be feminine also, but they are often treated as masculine, in particular PET-CT, which is almost always treated as masculine.]
References in classic literature ?
Robert scanned the distance for any such apparition.
Although in a state of perfect repose, and apparently disregarding, with characteristic stoicism, the excitement and bustle around him, there was a sullen fierceness mingled with the quiet of the savage, that was likely to arrest the attention of much more experienced eyes than those which now scanned him, in unconcealed amazement.
I scanned a leaf particu- larly and saw that it was a palimpsest.
Conrad looked up and scanned the faces about him wistfully.
Wilson had perfect tracings of the finger marks of the knife handle; and among his glass records he had a great array of fingerprints of women and girls, collected during the last fifteen or eighteen years, but he scanned them in vain, they successfully withstood every test; among them were no duplicates of the prints on the knife.
He scanned it curiously, wondering if ever before it had concealed the secret of a man's life.
They scanned her from head to foot, and observed that she had on red silk stockings with garters of white taffety bordered with gold and pearl; her breeches were of green and gold stuff, and under an open jacket or jerkin of the same she wore a doublet of the finest white and gold cloth; her shoes were white and such as men wear; she carried no sword at her belt, but only a richly ornamented dagger, and on her fingers she had several handsome rings.
In some, it has been too evident from their own publications, that they have scanned the proposed Constitution, not only with a predisposition to censure, but with a predetermination to condemn; as the language held by others betrays an opposite predetermination or bias, which must render their opinions also of little moment in the question.
When we reached Pouilly, I scanned my new friend with much interest, and truly, it was not difficult to imagine him the hero of a very serious love affair.
Shaking off from my spirit what must have been a dream, I scanned more narrowly the real aspect of the building.
As what proved to be the last warrior came into view from the pass, he halted and, to our consternation, threw his small but powerful fieldglass to his eye and scanned the sea bottom in all directions.
Meriem paused in the branches of a near-by tree and scanned the surrounding clearing with quick, penetrating eyes.