Meaning of scan

Definition of scan

(noun) the act of scanning; systematic examination of a prescribed region; "he made a thorough scan of the beach with his binoculars"
an image produced by scanning; "he analyzed the brain scan"; "you could see the tumor in the CAT scan"
(verb) examine minutely or intensely; "the surgeon scanned the X-ray"
examine hastily; "She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi"
make a wide, sweeping search of; "The beams scanned the night sky"
move a light beam over; in electronics, to reproduce an image
read metrically; "scan verses"
obtain data from magnetic tapes or other digital sources; "This dictionary can be read by the computer"

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