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
Rina-the-Arctic-Fox says my scanner is gay xD; I like it, more or less * pats scanner* but with all those white dots it's evil, she's right.
If the scanner is a flat bottomed scanner, you will probably never get the quality of photo that you want.
In the banner pic it looks like a scanner is about to make his head explode.
My printer/scanner is in another room, so I scan receipts in bulk once or twice a year.
Their scanner is rf based rather than a laser scanner, so you don't need to dress in something that makes you nearly naked.
Some words get translated using circumlocution: a scanner (or scanner in Italian), as in a flatbed scanner, is an apparatus opticus et electronicus ad legendam imaginem: an optical and electronic device for reading images.
Indeed, putting yourself through the full-body scanner is the same as subjecting yourself to a strip search.
As an adult I know that the humble barcode scanner is not that mystical anymore!
If the estimate for the robot scanner is accurate, and it follows a less robust drop in price — say halving once every four years — we would be looking at a price tag of around $65 million in the same period of time.
Well, okay, I know parts of it didn't work already, because the scanner is sort of a photocopier, and it was set up for 8x11 pages, and the cover was longer than the 11 part.