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  Words related to scan

Related / Similar Words: CAT scan, read, skim, rake, glance over, run down

 

Definition:
  • the act of scanning; systematic examination of a prescribed region; "he made a thorough scan of the beach with his binoculars";
  • an image produced by scanning; "he analyzed the brain scan"; "you could see the tumor in the CAT scan";
  • obtain data from magnetic tapes; "This dictionary can be read by the computer";
  • read metrically; "scan verses";
  • make a wide, sweeping search of; "The beams scanned the night sky";
  • move a light beam over; in electronics, to reproduce an image;
  • examine hastily; "She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi";
  • examine minutely or intensely; "the surgeon scanned the X-ray";
  • conform to a metrical pattern;

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    Hyponyms: misread, glass

     

    Derivational Morphology: scansion, scanner, electronic scanner, digital scanner, image scanner, scanning, skim, skimming, CAT scan

     

     
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