Definition of Scan

1. Noun. The act of scanning; systematic examination of a prescribed region. "He made a thorough scan of the beach with his binoculars"

Generic synonyms: Examination, Scrutiny



2. Verb. Examine minutely or intensely. "The customs agents scan the bags for drugs "; "The surgeon scanned the X-ray"
Generic synonyms: Examine, See
Specialized synonyms: Glass

3. Noun. An image produced by scanning. "You could see the tumor in the CAT scan"
Exact synonyms: Cat Scan
Generic synonyms: Icon, Ikon, Image, Picture

4. Verb. Examine hastily. "She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi"
Exact synonyms: Glance Over, Rake, Run Down, Skim
Generic synonyms: Examine, See
Derivative terms: Skim, Skimming

5. Verb. Make a wide, sweeping search of. "The beams scanned the night sky"
Generic synonyms: Search
Derivative terms: Scanner, Scanner

6. Verb. Conform to a metrical pattern.
Category relationships: Poesy, Poetry, Verse
Generic synonyms: Conform

7. Verb. Move a light beam over; in electronics, to reproduce an image.
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move
Derivative terms: Scanner, Scanning

8. Verb. Read metrically. "Scan verses"
Generic synonyms: Declaim, Recite
Derivative terms: Scanner, Scansion

9. Verb. Obtain data from magnetic tapes. "This dictionary can be read by the computer"
Exact synonyms: Read
Generic synonyms: Construe, Interpret, See
Specialized synonyms: Misread

Definition of Scan

1. v. t. To mount by steps; to go through with step by step.

Definition of Scan

1. Verb. To examine sequentially, part by part. ¹

2. Verb. (computing) To create a digital copy of an image using a scanner. ¹

3. Verb. To look about for. ¹

4. Verb. (poetry) To fit or conform to a specific meter. ¹

5. Verb. (obsolete) To mount by steps; to go through with step by step. ¹

6. Noun. An instance of scanning. ¹

7. Noun. The result or output of a scanning process. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scan

1. to examine closely [v SCANNED, SCANNING, SCANS]

Medical Definition of Scan

1. A type of imaging, for example ultrasound, MR, CT, scintigram. (16 Dec 1997)

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