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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.

scanning

(ˈskænɪŋ)
n
the act of examining with a scanner
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scanning - the process of translating photographs into a digital form that can be recognized by a computerscanning - 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
replication, reproduction - the act of making copies; "Gutenberg's reproduction of holy texts was far more efficient"
Translations

scanning

[ˈskænɪŋ]
A. N (Med) → visualización f radiográfica
B. CPD scanning device Ndetector m

scanning

[ˈskænɪŋ] n (with scanner) [person, body] → examen m au scanner; [luggage, items] → passage m aux rayons X

scanning

n (Comput, Rad, TV) → Scannen nt, → Abtastung f

scan·ning

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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The head butler, napkin on arm, was scanning the setting of the table, making signs to the footmen, and anxiously glancing from the clock to the door by which the prince was to enter.
It must blaze up, indeed, with a great brilliance the dull printer's ink expended on the assemblage of the few letters that form the ship's name to the anxious eyes scanning the page in fear and trembling.
After all, whatever it was, she had come to fill quite a large place in his life, as he had discovered that afternoon while scanning the sea between the squalls.
Scarce had the neck of the victim snapped than the carcass was hanging over one of Tarzan's broad shoulders, and an instant later the ape-man was perched once more among the lower branches of a tree above the trail, his keen, gray eyes scanning the pathway down which the deer had fled.
he said with a friendly mocking smile, scanning Levin as he approached.
he said, scanning his new suit, obviously cut by a French tailor.
She had been scanning the distance, but she now dropped on me a foolish face.
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First major innovation in laser scanning in 20 years
The CF RFID Reader-Scan Card is available with either a Class 1 laser (model 6M) that is extremely safe for patient care applications or a more powerful Class 2 laser (model 6P) for more demanding scanning requirements.
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