Associations to the word «Scanning»

Wiktionary

SCANNING, verb. Present participle of scan
SCANNING, noun. The act of something being scanned.
SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPE, noun. An electron microscope whose image is made up of a matrix of points from scanning the surface of a sample.
SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPES, noun. Plural of scanning electron microscope
SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY, noun. Microscopy using a scanning electron microscope
SCANNING TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPE, noun. (physics) An electron microscope that transmits a very narrow beam of electrons through a sample; it can detect individual large or heavy atoms.
SCANNING TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPES, noun. Plural of scanning transmission electron microscope
SCANNING TUNNELING MICROSCOPE, noun. A device used to form an image of the surface of a conductor or semiconductor with atomic resolution.
SCANNING TUNNELING MICROSCOPES, noun. Plural of scanning tunneling microscope

Dictionary definition

SCANNING, noun. The process of translating photographs into a digital form that can be recognized by a computer.
SCANNING, noun. The act of systematically moving a finely focused beam of light or electrons over a surface in order to produce an image of it for analysis or transmission.

Wise words

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King