- To examine sequentially, part by part.
- (computing) To create a digital copy of an image using a scanner.
- To look about for.
- He scanned the horizon.
- (poetry) To fit or conform to a specific meter.
- (obsolete) To mount by steps; to go through with step by step.
create a digital copy of an image using a scanner
look about for
form a poetic metre
scan (plural scans)
- An instance of scanning.
- The operators vacated the room during the scan.
- The result or output of a scanning process.
- The doctors looked at the scans and made a diagnosis.
instance of scanning
result or output of a scanning process
- Noah Webster (1913), “scan”, in Noah Porter, editor, Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam Company
- “scan”, in The Century Dictionary, New York: The Century Co., 1911
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