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- To examine sequentially, part by part.
- She scanned the passage carefully but could not find what she was looking for.
- Mahatma Gandhi, The Story of My Experiments with Truth, translated by Mahadev Desai, Part I, chapter ii:
- Later I came to know of many other failings of this teacher, but my regard for him remained the same. For I had learnt to carry out the orders of elders, not to scan their actions.
- (computing) To create a digital copy of an image using a scanner.
- scan a photograph
- Pencil drawings don't scan very well.
- (computing) To read with an electronic device.
- To look about for.
- He scanned the horizon.
- (poetry) To fit or conform to a specific meter.
- 1998, Milton Acorn, Cedric Smith, James Deahl, editor, The Road to Charlottetown: A Play, UnMon Northland:
- You're right, sir, it doesn't scan very well in the English, but in the Gaelic it's sheer poetry. Have you the Gaelic?
- (obsolete) To mount by steps; to go through with step by step.
- (poetry): scansion
create a digital copy of an image using a scanner
look about for
form a poetic metre
scan (plural scans)
- An instance of scanning.
- The operators vacated the room during the scan.
- The result or output of a scanning process.
- The doctors looked at the scans and made a diagnosis.
instance of scanning
result or output of a scanning process
- scan in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- scan in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- scan at OneLook Dictionary Search