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mechanical scanning

Electronics. a technique for varying the sector covered by a transmitting or receiving antenna by rotating it.
Television. a technique, formerly used in televising, for scanning by means of a scanning disk. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • These microscopes make use of tiny but exact movements to enable precise mechanical scanning.
  • Cable sensors can be used for mechanical scanning of the side plates attached to the cutting drum.

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