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English noun: scanner

1. scanner (person) someone who scans verse to determine the number and prosodic value of the syllables

Broader (hypernym)reader, referee, reviewer

2. scanner (artifact) an electronic device that generates a digital representation of an image for data input to a computer

Synonymsdigital scanner, image scanner

Broader (hypernym)data input device, electronic device, input device

3. scanner (artifact) a radar dish that rotates or oscillates in order to scan a broad area

Broader (hypernym)dish, dish aerial, dish antenna, saucer

4. scanner (artifact) a radio receiver that moves automatically across some selected range of frequencies looking for some signal or condition

SamplesThey used scanners to monitor police radio channels.

Synonymselectronic scanner

Broader (hypernym)detector

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