A lot of thesaurus - A little bit dictionary


Overview of noun scan
1. scan -- (the act of scanning; systematic examination of a prescribed region; "he made a thorough scan of the beach with his binoculars")

2. scan, CAT scan -- (an image produced by scanning; "he analyzed the brain scan"; "you could see the tumor in the CAT scan")

Overview of verb scan
1. scan -- (examine minutely or intensely; "the surgeon scanned the X-ray")

2. scan, skim, rake, glance over, run down -- (examine hastily; "She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi")

3. scan -- (make a wide, sweeping search of; "The beams scanned the night sky")

4. scan -- (conform to a metrical pattern)

5. scan -- (move a light beam over; in electronics, to reproduce an image)

6. scan -- (read metrically; "scan verses")

7. read, scan -- (obtain data from magnetic tapes; "This dictionary can be read by the computer")

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