Associations to the word «Scan»


SCAN, verb. To examine sequentially, part by part.
SCAN, verb. (computing) To create a digital copy of an image using a scanner.
SCAN, verb. To look about for.
SCAN, verb. (poetry) To fit or conform to a specific meter.
SCAN, verb. (obsolete) To mount by steps; to go through with step by step.
SCAN, noun. An instance of scanning.
SCAN, noun. The result or output of a scanning process.
SCAN LINE, noun. (electronics) One of the horizontal lines that compose a raster scanning pattern, as on a television or computer display.
SCAN LINE, noun. (computing) A single row of pixels in a raster graphics image.
SCAN LINES, noun. Plural of scan line

Dictionary definition

SCAN, noun. The act of scanning; systematic examination of a prescribed region; "he made a thorough scan of the beach with his binoculars".
SCAN, noun. An image produced by scanning; "he analyzed the brain scan"; "you could see the tumor in the CAT scan".
SCAN, verb. Examine minutely or intensely; "the surgeon scanned the X-ray".
SCAN, verb. Examine hastily; "She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi".
SCAN, verb. Make a wide, sweeping search of; "The beams scanned the night sky".
SCAN, verb. Conform to a metrical pattern.
SCAN, verb. Move a light beam over; in electronics, to reproduce an image.
SCAN, verb. Read metrically; "scan verses".
SCAN, verb. Obtain data from magnetic tapes; "This dictionary can be read by the computer".

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