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  Definition of scan
  1. the act of scanning; systematic examination of a prescribed region; "he made a thorough scan of the beach with his binoculars"
  2. an image produced by scanning; "he analyzed the brain scan"; "you could see the tumor in the CAT scan"
  3. obtain data from magnetic tapes; "This dictionary can be read by the computer"
  4. read metrically; "scan verses"
  5. make a wide, sweeping search of; "The beams scanned the night sky"
  6. move a light beam over; in electronics, to reproduce an image
  7. examine hastily; "She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi"
  8. examine minutely or intensely; "the surgeon scanned the X-ray"
  9. conform to a metrical pattern
Similar Words: CAT scan, read, skim, rake, glance over, run down

 

Hyponyms: misread, glass

 

Derivational Morphology: scansion, scanner, electronic scanner, digital scanner, image scanner, scanning, skim, skimming, CAT scan

 

 
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