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English noun: scan

1. scan (act) the act of scanning; systematic examination of a prescribed region


SamplesHe made a thorough scan of the beach with his binoculars.


Broader (hypernym)examination, scrutiny

2. scan (artifact) an image produced by scanning


SamplesHe analyzed the brain scan.
You could see the tumor in the CAT scan.


SynonymsCAT scan


Broader (hypernym)icon, ikon, image, picture


English verb: scan

1. scan (perception) examine minutely or intensely


SamplesThe surgeon scanned the X-ray.


ExamplesThe customs agents scan the bags for drugs


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)examine, see


Narrower (hyponym)glass

2. scan (perception) examine hastily


SamplesShe scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi.


Synonymsglance over, rake, run down, skim


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)examine, see

3. scan (contact) make a wide, sweeping search of


SamplesThe beams scanned the night sky.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)search

4. scan (stative) conform to a metrical pattern


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)conform


Domain categorypoesy, poetry, verse

5. scan (motion) move a light beam over; in electronics, to reproduce an image


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)displace, move

6. scan (communication) read metrically


SamplesScan verses.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)declaim, recite

7. scan (cognition) obtain data from magnetic tapes


SamplesThis dictionary can be read by the computer.


Synonymsread


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)construe, interpret, see


Narrower (hyponym)misread









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