1. The act of scanning;
    Systematic examination of a prescribed region (synset 100645186)
    "he made a thorough scan of the beach with his binoculars"
  2. An image produced by scanning (synset 104149614)
    "he analyzed the brain scan"; "you could see the tumor in the CAT scan"
  1. Examine minutely or intensely (synset 202156934)
    "the surgeon scanned the X-ray"
  2. Examine hastily (synset 202156708)
    "She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi"
  3. Make a wide, sweeping search of (synset 201321319)
    "The beams scanned the night sky"
  4. Conform to a metrical pattern (synset 202667220)
  5. Move a light beam over;
    In electronics, to reproduce an image (synset 201859433)
  6. Read metrically (synset 201053700)
    "scan verses"
  7. Obtain data from magnetic tapes or other digital sources (synset 200629157)
    "This dictionary can be read by the computer"

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