Definitions

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  • noun A typographical error introduced by optical character recognition (OCR) software, which may mistake a letter or set of letters for a letter or set of letters of similar shape, as *tum for turn, or *Dosition for position.

Etymologies

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scan +‎ -o, modelled on typo

Examples

  • In primo scanno supra [22] "" infra [27] "eodem scanno inferius siue sub infra [26]

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Comments

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  • English - a typo caused by OCR software.

    Italian - "(I) slaughter". See scannare.

    December 20, 2010

  • Also the town my great-grandmother was born in. :)

    April 6, 2011

  • "n. term, term, term A typographical error introduced by optical character recognition (OCR) software, which may mistake a letter or set of letters for a letter or set of letters of similar shape, as *term for term, or *term for term." --Wiktionary

    To everything, term, term, term . . . .

    December 6, 2012