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To look over or scrutinize, especially a wide area
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“He raised his binoculars to scan the coast.”
To quickly look or skim through reading material
“Oblivious, Sam paused to quickly scan the print-outs and spiky, almost illegible handwritten notes strewn around the room.”
To conduct a test, examination or analysis of
“If the atrium is dilated, the clinician should scan for the presence of an echogenic thrombus.”
To photograph or create an image of something
“You can scan the documents and store them on your laptop or notebook computer.”
To create a copy of an image
“If you've rented out your house, scan a copy of your lease and your landlord insurance.”
To digitally read data through imaging
“There are many applications that enable you to use a phone's camera to scan a barcode and obtain a price online.”
To keep a record of
To hunt or search for something
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(computing) To pass a set of instructions to a database to retrieve data from it
(computing) To manipulate data or information with a computer or software
An act of examining or looking over someone or something
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“A quick scan of a couple of pages in a dictionary that records the origin of our vocabulary reveals that many entries in it are historically un-English.”
A medical examination using a scanner, or the act of producing one
“An MRI scan of the brain demonstrated cerebellar atrophy.”
An image produced through the process of scanning a physical object or another image
“Following the doctor's recommendation, my wife had an MRI scan of her bones.”
An instance of glance or look through something
“I've had a quick scan through your book again.”
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