Definition of Scanning

1. Noun. The process of translating photographs into a digital form that can be recognized by a computer.

Generic synonyms: Photography
Derivative terms: Scan



2. Noun. The act of systematically moving a finely focused beam of light or electrons over a surface in order to produce an image of it for analysis or transmission.
Generic synonyms: Replication, Reproduction

Definition of Scanning

1. Verb. (present participle of ''scan'') ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scanning

1. close examination [n -S]

Medical Definition of Scanning

1. The act of imaging by traversing with an active or passive sensing device, often identified by the technology or device employed. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Scanning

scanlate
scanlated
scanlates
scanlating
scanlation
scanlations
scanlator
scanlators
scanline
scanlines
scannability
scannable
scanned
scanner
scanners
scanning (current term)
scanning electron microscope
scanning electron microscopes
scanning electron microscopy
scanning equalization radiography
scanning speech
scanning transmission electron microscope
scanning transmission electron microscopes
scanning transmission electron microscopy
scanning tunneling microscope
scanning tunneling microscopes
scanning tunnelling microscopy
scannings
scanno
scannos

Literary usage of Scanning

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Quality Determinants Of Mammography: Clinical Practice Guideline by Lawrence W. Bassett, R. Edward Hendrick (2004)
"(A) Only two studies of the sensitivity and specificity of light scanning as both a screening and diagnostic tool give screening results ..."

2. Visualizing Chemistry: The Progress and Promise of Advanced Chemical Imaging by National Research Council (U.S.) (2006)
"Near-field scanning photocurrent measurements of polyfluorene blend devices: ... scanning electrochemical microscopy. Theory of the feedback mode. Anal. ..."

3. Permafrost: North American Contribution [to The] Second International Conference by Building Research Advisory Board Staff (1973)
"Present IR scanning equipment is generally sensitive to radiation either in the 2-5 or 8-14 jum range, depending on the sensor utilized. ..."

4. Effective English: Junior by Philander Priestley Claxton, James McGinniss (1921)
"scanning..— Measuring off the feet in poetry is called scanning. You should do enough scanning, both orally and in writing, to accustom yourself to the ..."

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