Meaning of SCANNER in English

SCANNER

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈska-nər ]

noun

Date: 1556

: one that scans: as

a. : a device for sensing recorded data (as in a bar code)

a supermarket scanner

b. : a radio receiver that sequentially scans a range of frequencies for a signal

c. : a device that scans an image (as a photograph) or document (as a page of text) especially for use or storage on a computer

d. : a medical device for scanning a living body to collect diagnostic information — compare CAT scanner

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.