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noun. a person or thing that scans.; optical scanner. See under optical scanning.; Photography. any device for exposing an image on film, a sensitized plate, etc., by tracing light along a series of many closely spaced parallel lines.

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Scanners come in hand-held, feed-in, and flatbed types and for scanning black-and-white only, or color. Very high resolution scanners are used for scanning for high-resolution printing, but lower resolution scanners are adequate for capturing images for computer display.

www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scan

Medical Definition of scan (Entry 2 of 2) 1 : the act or process of scanning 2 a : a depiction (as a photograph) of the distribution of a radioactive material in something (as a bodily organ)

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a visual examination by means of a television camera, as for the purpose of making visible or relaying pictures from a remote place: a satellite scan of the dark side of the moon; video scans of property listings available to customers.

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Some scanners, however, can be hooked to a campus network, capturing data on a user from an initial interaction, then sending that data to a central database that runs the comparison, grants or denies access, and returns a red- or greenlight message back to the scanner itself.

www.thefreedictionary.com/scan

Define scan. scan synonyms, scan pronunciation, scan translation, English dictionary definition of scan. v. scanned , scan·ning , scans v. tr. 1. a. To look at carefully or thoroughly, especially in search of something; examine: The sailor scanned the horizon...

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PET scan listen (… skan) A procedure in which a small amount of radioactive glucose (sugar) is injected into a vein, and a scanner is used to make detailed, computerized pictures of areas inside the body where the glucose is taken up.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image_scanner

An image scanner—often abbreviated to just scanner, although the term is ambiguous out of context (barcode scanner, CT scanner etc.)—is a device that optically scans images, printed text, handwriting or an object and converts it to a digital image.

www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scanner

Medical Definition of scanner : a device (as a CT scanner) for making scans of a living body. Keep scrolling for more. More from Merriam-Webster on scanner. Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with scanner. Spanish Central: Translation of scanner. Nglish: Translation of scanner for Spanish Speakers.

www.computerhope.com/jargon/o/optiscan.htm

A scanner may refer to any of the following:. 1. When referring to hardware, a scanner or optical scanner is a hardware input device that optically "reads" and image and converts it into a digital signal. For example, a scanner may be used to convert a printed picture, drawing, or document into a digital file which can be edited on a computer.The picture shows an example of a flatbed sca...