from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that scans.
  • n. A receiver that continuously broadcasts signals it detects from specified radio frequencies: heard about the robbery over the police officer's scanner.
  • n. An optical scanner.
  • n. A device, such as a CAT scanner or PET scanner, for observing internal organs, tissues, and other parts of the body,

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A device which scans documents in order to convert them to a digital medium.
  • n. A radio receiver which iterates through a sequence of frequencies to detect signal.
  • n. A device which uses radiation (ultrasound, X-ray, etc.) to generate images of tissue or surfaces for diagnostic purposes.
  • n. A device which uses optics to detect printed data (such as a barcode).
  • n. One who scans.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who scans verse to determine the number and prosodic value of the syllables
  • n. a radar dish that rotates or oscillates in order to scan a broad area
  • n. a radio receiver that moves automatically across some selected range of frequencies looking for some signal or condition
  • n. an electronic device that generates a digital representation of an image for data input to a computer


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