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Scanner meaning in English

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see synonyms of scanner

1. scanner

someone who scans verse to determine the number and prosodic value of the syllables

2. digital scanner, image scanner, scanner

an electronic device that generates a digital representation of an image for data input to a computer

3. scanner

a radar dish that rotates or oscillates in order to scan a broad area

4. electronic scanner, scanner

a radio receiver that moves automatically across some selected range of frequencies looking for some signal or condition

Example Sentences:
'they used scanners to monitor police radio channels'

Based on WordNet 3.0, Princeton University


see synonyms of scanner
a person or thing that scans
a device, usually electronic, used to measure or sample the distribution of some quantity or condition in a particular system, region, or area
an aerial or similar device designed to transmit or receive signals, esp radar signals, inside a given solid angle of space, thus allowing a particular region to be scanned
any of various devices used in medical diagnosis to obtain an image of an internal organ or part
CAT scanner, nuclear magnetic resonance scanner, ultrasound scanner
5. informal
a television outside broadcast vehicle
6.  short for optical scanner
7. printing
an electronic device which scans printed material and converts it to digital form

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see synonyms of scanner
a person or thing that scans; esp., any device used in television, optical character recognition, etc. for scanning

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of scanner
1. One that scans: a scanner of newspapers.
2. A receiver that continuously broadcasts signals it detects from specified radio frequencies: heard about the robbery over the police scanner.
3. An optical scanner.
4. A device, such as a CT scanner or PET scanner, for observing internal organs, tissues, and other parts of the body.

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