[ US /ˈskænɝ/ ]
[ UK /skˈænɐ/ ]
  1. a radio receiver that moves automatically across some selected range of frequencies looking for some signal or condition
    they used scanners to monitor police radio channels
  2. an electronic device that generates a digital representation of an image for data input to a computer
  3. someone who scans verse to determine the number and prosodic value of the syllables
  4. a radar dish that rotates or oscillates in order to scan a broad area
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How To Use scanner In A Sentence

  • It was picked up on a £300 scanner near Andrew's naval base at Portland, Dorset.
  • Detectives who searched his home found a holdall, items snatched from the post office, a police scanner and his bingo membership card.
  • The scanner takes more than 90 measurements of the hand in terms of length, width, thickness and surface area in the span of one second.
  • All-in-one devices - scanners, copiers and printers in one machine - are pretty popular these days.
  • The identity cards are examined by an electronic scanner.
  • Kromek , based in Sedgefield, Co Durham, the company has developed a smart scanner, approved for use in airports, which can identify liquids in bottles without the need to open them. The Guardian World News
  • Then I go to the scanner, I'm waiting for it to chirp, "Welcome to Wal-Mart!" but it sits silently (much more fashiony to be silent, non?) and I scan my code and then it shoots out a receipt that flies to the floor and I have to scurry around on the floor to find it. Cator Sparks: Bibhu Mohapatra Spring 2011 (PHOTOS, POLL)
  • He said full body scanners will be installed at all airports as well as advanced X-ray machines and devices to detect explosives. The Sun
  • The images of endosperm without an aleurone layer were prepared by tracing cell contours on a transparent sheet from the microphotograph, and were digitized by a scanner and transformed into a binary image.
  • They use the fingerprint scanner to approve payment to a contactless point. The Sun
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