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Overview of noun scan

The noun scan has 2 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (3) scan

(the act of scanning; systematic examination of a prescribed region; "he made a thorough scan of the beach with his binoculars")

2. scan, CAT scan

(an image produced by scanning; "he analyzed the brain scan"; "you could see the tumor in the CAT scan")


Overview of verb scan

The verb scan has 7 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (9) scan

(examine minutely or intensely; "the surgeon scanned the X-ray")

2. (6) scan, skim, rake, glance over, run down

(examine hastily; "She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi")

3. (1) scan

(make a wide, sweeping search of; "The beams scanned the night sky")

4. scan

(conform to a metrical pattern)

5. scan

(move a light beam over; in electronics, to reproduce an image)

6. scan

(read metrically; "scan verses")

7. read, scan

(obtain data from magnetic tapes; "This dictionary can be read by the computer")

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