scan


scan
[[t]skæn[/t]]
v. scanned, scan•ning, n.
1) to examine the particulars of minutely; scrutinize
2) to glance at or read hastily:
to scan a page[/ex]
3) to observe repeatedly or sweepingly:
to scan the horizon[/ex]
4) pro to analyze (verse) for its prosodic or metrical structure
5) cmp to read (data) for use by a computer or computerized device, esp. using an optical scanner
6) rtv to traverse (a surface) with a beam of electrons in order to reproduce or transmit a picture
7) elo to traverse (a region) with a beam from a radar transmitter
8) med to examine (a body or body part) with a scanner
9) pro to examine the meter of verse
10) pro (of verse) to conform to the rules of meter
11) an act or instance of scanning
12) med
a) an examination of the body or a body part using a scanner
b) the image or display so obtained
Etymology: 1350–1400; < LL scandere to scan verse, L: to climb scan′na•ble, adj.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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