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v. scanned, scan·ning, scans
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.
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.
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.
1. To analyze verse into metrical patterns.
2. To conform to a metrical pattern: Does this line scan?
1. The act or an instance of scanning: my scan of the files.
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.]
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the act of examining with a scanner
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|Noun||1.||scanning - the process of translating photographs into a digital form that can be recognized by a computer|
photography - the process of producing images of objects on photosensitive surfaces
|2.||scanning - 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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scanning[ˈskænɪŋ] n (with scanner) [person, body] → examen m au scanner; [luggage, items] → passage m aux rayons X
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n. exploración, barrido, escrutinio y registro por medio de un instrumento de detección de la emisión de ondas radiactivas de una sustancia específica que ha sido inyectada y que se concentra en partes o tejidos en observación.
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