What is scan?

  • (verb): Read metrically.
    Example: "Scan verses"
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "scan":

  • (verb): Examine minutely or intensely.
    Example: "The surgeon scanned the X-ray"
  • (verb): Make a wide, sweeping search of.
    Example: "The beams scanned the night sky"
  • (verb): Move a light beam over; in electronics, to reproduce an image.
  • (noun): An image produced by scanning.
    Example: "He analyzed the brain scan"; "you could see the tumor in the CAT scan"
    Synonyms: CAT scan
  • (verb): Obtain data from magnetic tapes.
    Synonyms: read
  • (verb): Conform to a metrical pattern.
  • (noun): The act of scanning; systematic examination of a prescribed region.
    Example: "He made a thorough scan of the beach with his binoculars"