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Definition of "scans" []

  • To scrutinize minutely (verb)
  • To glance over quickly (verb)
  • To read or analyse (verse) according to the rules of metre and versification (verb)
  • To conform to the rules of metre and versification (verb)
  • To move a beam of light, electrons, etc, in a predetermined pattern over (a surface or region) to obtain information, esp either to sense and transmit or to reproduce a television image (verb)
  • To examine data stored on (magnetic tape, etc), usually in order to retrieve information (verb)
  • To examine or search (a prescribed region) by systematically varying the direction of a radar or sonar beam (verb)
  • To examine or produce or be examined or produced by a continuous charge of some variable (verb)
  • To obtain an image of (a part of the body) by means of a scanner (verb)
  • The act or an instance of scanning (noun)
  • The examination of a part of the body by means of a scanner (noun)
  • The image produced by a scanner (noun)
  • Plural form of scan. (noun)

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  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of scan. (verb)

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Use "scans" in a sentence
  • "If I never read another sentence by Ned Rorem even his name scans like an anagram for boredom, I'll die happy."
  • "Real Science: Brain scans suggest that readers build vivid mental simulations of narrative situations. [via J.M. McDermott]"
  • "Readers build vivid mental simulations of narrative situations, brain scans suggest"