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scan

scan

 
 
pronunciation:
skaen
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: scanned, scanning, scans
definition 1: to read or look over quickly.
I scanned the newspaper for weather reports.
synonyms:
leaf through, look, skim, survey
similar words:
read, run down
definition 2: to look at or study carefully.
We scanned the clouds for signs of rain.
 
synonyms:
explore, scrutinize, survey
similar words:
examine, inspect, investigate, probe, scope, search, study
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of scanning.
I did a quick scan of the entire room.
synonyms:
examination
definition 2: the use of a machine that scans something. Medical scanners make pictures of living tissue. Computer scanners copy pictures or writing from a book into a computer.
definition 3: an image produced in this way.
Her bone scan was normal.
derivation: scannable (adj.)
Word Builder: scan +
  • scanner:
    a machine connected to a computer that turns an image into data.
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