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
to scan + -er (Wiktionary)