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scan (skān)
v. scanned, scan·ning, scans

  1. To move a finely focused beam of light or electrons in a systematic pattern over a surface in order to reproduce or sense and subsequently transmit an image.

  2. To examine a body or a body part with a CAT scanner or similar scanning apparatus.

  3. To search stored computer data automatically for specific data.

n.
  1. The act or an instance of scanning.

  2. Examination of a body or body part by a CAT scanner or similar scanning apparatus.

  3. A picture or an image that is produced by this means.


scan'na·ble adj.
scan'ner n.
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