the act of scanning; systematic examination of a prescribed region
"he made a thorough scan of the beach with his binoculars"
scan, CAT scan(verb)
an image produced by scanning
"he analyzed the brain scan"; "you could see the tumor in the CAT scan"
examine minutely or intensely
"the surgeon scanned the X-ray"
scan, skim, rake, glance over, run down(verb)
"She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi"
plane, run over, conk out, play out, graze, sap, skim off, skim, skitter, crease, run down, poop out, run out, peter out, exhaust, glance over, check out, cream, rake, cream off, read, skip, skim over, tire
make a wide, sweeping search of
"The beams scanned the night sky"
conform to a metrical pattern
move a light beam over; in electronics, to reproduce an image
obtain data from magnetic tapes
"This dictionary can be read by the computer"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
To see is simply to become conscious of an object of vision; to look is to make a conscious and direct endeavor to see. To behold is to fix the sight and the mind with distinctness and consideration upon something that has come to be clearly before the eyes. We may look without seeing, as in pitch-darkness, and we may see without looking, as in case of a flash of lightning. To gaze is to look intently, long, and steadily upon an object. To glance is to look casually or momentarily. To stare is to look with a fixed intensity such as is the effect of surprise, alarm, or rudeness. To scan is to look at minutely, to note every visible feature. To inspect is to go below the surface, uncover, study item by item. View and survey are comprehensive, survey expressing the greater exactness of measurement or estimate. Watch brings in the element of time and often of wariness; we watch for a movement or change, a signal, the approach of an enemy, etc. Compare APPEAR.
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How to use scan in a sentence?
His first scan was stable which was a good outcome, and then by the time he had a second and third scan, his tumors had started to shrink considerably, he’s now been under our care for several years, if you're one that looks statistics, we unfortunately don't expect someone with a recurrent tumor to be with us more than a time measured in months -- and often not very many months -- so he's had a tremendous response.
At this time of the day last year French Grand Prix organizers had 6,000 people on site, because they were all blocking the road, and French Grand Prix organizers have 15,000 now, every time you pass a gate they scan your pass and this is automatic. French Grand Prix organizers have a live connection and French Grand Prix organizers know exactly if they are in or not.
As we’ve already seen with exfiltrated voter registration databases and the endless methods of poisoning manufacturer updates, manipulating DRE and optical scan machines and bypassing air gap defense, the state election official’s illusion of security is being pummeled by the reality of cyberattack.
The vehicle allows sonars to scan just a few meters from the loch floor, giving resolution several orders of magnitude greater than anything before.
I think he turned his head in the middle of the scan, and we recorded it, and the resulting 3D model had this cleft in it. That's what gave it that haunting expression.
Translations for scan
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- تمعن, مسح ضوئيا, محصArabic
- escorcollar, escandir, escanejarCatalan, Valencian
- skandieren, abtasten, Scan, einscannen, AbtastungGerman
- εξετάζω, σαρώνω, ανιχνεύω, διερευνώGreek
- escandir, escanearSpanish
- skännima, otsimaEstonian
- silmäillä, skannata, tutkia, tähyilläFinnish
- numériser, fouiller, scander, scannériser, scannerFrench
- scannerizzare, scandire, scrutareItalian
- afspeuren, scanderen, scannenDutch
- escandir, varrer, escanear, varreduraPortuguese
- a baleia imaginea, scruta, numeriza, scanat, numerizare, scana, scanare, explora, scanerizare, sonda, cerceta, scanerizaRomanian
- скандировать, разглядывать, сканироватьRussian
- skanna, läsa inSwedish
- taratmak, taramakTurkish
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