Definition of scanner in English:


Line breaks: scan|ner
Pronunciation: /ˈskanə


1A device for examining, reading, or monitoring something, in particular:
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  • Merlin checked the readings of a hand scanner that was strapped to his left arm and grunted.
  • But the SmartTech scanner detected switches and batteries - some of the earmarks of a suspicious device.
  • They use scanners to monitor Garda radio frequencies, are believed to carry out surveillance on Garda stations and communicate with each other via mobile phones and walkie-talkies.
1.1 Medicine A machine that examines the body through the use of radiation, ultrasound, or magnetic resonance imaging, as a diagnostic aid: a body scanner
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  • It is superseding most diagnostic endoscopic cholangiopancreatography as faster magnetic resonance imaging scanners become more widely available.
  • The animals were imaged in a magnetic resonance scanner during the infusion and 1, 2, 4, and 7 days after infusion.
  • The Five Stars Scanner Appeal was launched in 2003 to buy a Magnetic Resonance imaging scanner for the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital at Pendlebury.
1.2 Electronics A device that scans documents and converts them into digital data.
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  • The rule also affects imports of other devices including mobile phones personal digital assistants, scanners and network cards.
  • The scanner allows you to convert the film to digital files and take advantage of the use of software editing, enhancing and publishing.
  • Document management technologies include digital imaging, which uses scanners to digitally replicate documents.

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