[ UK /skˈæn/ ]
[ US /ˈskæn/ ]
NOUN
  1. an image produced by scanning
    you could see the tumor in the CAT scan
    he analyzed the brain scan
  2. the act of scanning; systematic examination of a prescribed region
    he made a thorough scan of the beach with his binoculars
VERB
  1. examine minutely or intensely
    the surgeon scanned the X-ray
  2. conform to a metrical pattern
  3. obtain data from magnetic tapes or other digital sources
    This dictionary can be read by the computer
  4. move a light beam over; in electronics, to reproduce an image
  5. examine hastily
    She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi
  6. make a wide, sweeping search of
    The beams scanned the night sky
  7. read metrically
    scan verses
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How To Use scan In A Sentence

  • The giant cross has become a familiar landmark to generations of San Franciscans.
  • High-frequency waves broadcast by the radar bounce off a person, scanning the in-and-out movement of the chest and more subtle, but also detectable, motion of the heartbeat against the chest wall.
  • Most email tools scan the header of an email to see if the sender is spoofing.
  • Either way, the full story of this apparent scandal must come out. Times, Sunday Times
  • This makes is seem inevitable that the scanning device which supposedly generates higher-order experiences of our first-order visual experience would have to be almost as sophisticated and complex as the visual system itself.
  • His Eminence Don Pelasio de Labastida, an eighteenth century bishop of Mexico City set a scandalous example of such indulgence in earthly pleasures. To the charreada with stars in her eyes
  • Football has been rocked by allegations that up to eight top bosses have been caught up in a bung scandal. The Sun
  • This scandal is bound to tell against him in the coming presidential election.
  • Because characteristic of electron gun job is restricted, scanning frequency included frequency and frequency two concepts.
  • It was picked up on a £300 scanner near Andrew's naval base at Portland, Dorset.
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