Definition of Scanner

1. Noun. Someone who scans verse to determine the number and prosodic value of the syllables.

Generic synonyms: Reader, Referee, Reviewer
Derivative terms: Scan



2. Noun. An electronic device that generates a digital representation of an image for data input to a computer.
Exact synonyms: Digital Scanner, Image Scanner
Generic synonyms: Data Input Device, Input Device, Electronic Device
Derivative terms: Scan

3. Noun. A radar dish that rotates or oscillates in order to scan a broad area.
Generic synonyms: Dish, Dish Aerial, Dish Antenna, Saucer
Derivative terms: Scan

4. Noun. A radio receiver that moves automatically across some selected range of frequencies looking for some signal or condition. "They used scanners to monitor police radio channels"
Exact synonyms: Electronic Scanner
Generic synonyms: Detector
Derivative terms: Scan

Definition of Scanner

1. Noun. A device which scans documents in order to convert them to a digital medium. ¹

2. Noun. A radio receiver which iterates through a sequence of frequencies to detect signal. ¹

3. Noun. A device which uses radiation (ultrasound, X-ray, etc.) to generate images of tissue or surfaces for diagnostic purposes. ¹

4. Noun. A device which uses optics to detect printed data (such as a barcode). ¹

5. Noun. One who scans. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scanner

1. one that scans [n -S] - See also: scans

Medical Definition of Scanner

1. A device or instrument that scans. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scanner

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scanlines
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scanner (current term)
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scanning tunneling microscope
scanning tunneling microscopes
scanning tunnelling microscopy
scannings

Literary usage of Scanner

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1. Improving Data to Analyze Food And Nutrition Policies by National Academies Press (U.S.) (2005)
"USE OF scanner DATA scanner datasets from retail stores and from household panel scanner surveys include very detailed information ..."

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