1. scanning

noun. ['ˈskænɪŋ'] 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.


  • reproduction

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Rhymes with Scanning

  • preplanning
  • johanning
  • enchanting
  • spanning
  • planning
  • granting
  • branning
  • tanning
  • panning
  • manning
  • lanning
  • janning
  • hanning
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  • banning

Sentences with scanning

1. Verb, gerund or present participle
In fact, the differences help describe scenarios when skimming is better or when scanning makes more sense.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Select either black-and-white or color scanning.

Quotes about scanning

1. When you write a book, you spend day after day scanning and identifying the trees. When you’re done, you have to step back and look at the forest.
- Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

2. Writing a novel is one of those modern rites of passage, I think, that lead us from an innocent world of contentment, drunkenness, and good humor, to a state of chronic edginess and the perpetual scanning of bank statements.
- J. G. Ballard

2. scanning

noun. ['ˈskænɪŋ'] the process of translating photographs into a digital form that can be recognized by a computer.