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Definition of "scanner" []

  • One that scans. (noun)
  • A receiver that continuously broadcasts signals it detects from specified radio frequencies: heard about the robbery over the police officer's scanner. (noun)
  • An optical scanner. (noun)
  • A device, such as a CAT scanner or PET scanner, for observing internal organs, tissues, and other parts of the body, (noun)
  • A person or thing that scans (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A device, usually electronic, used to measure or sample the distribution of some quantity or condition in a particular system, region, or area (noun)
  • An aerial or similar device designed to transmit or receive signals, esp radar signals, inside a given solid angle of space, thus allowing a particular region to be scanned (noun)
  • Any of various devices used in medical diagnosis to obtain an image of an internal organ or part (noun)
  • A television outside broadcast vehicle (noun)
  • An electronic device which scans printed material and converts it to digital form (noun)

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Use "scanner" in a sentence
  • "Rina-the-Arctic-Fox says my scanner is gay xD; I like it, more or less * pats scanner* but with all those white dots it's evil, she's right."
  • "If the scanner is a flat bottomed scanner, you will probably never get the quality of photo that you want."
  • "In the banner pic it looks like a scanner is about to make his head explode."