Meaning of SCANNER in English
1. An input device that takes in an optical image and digitises it into an electronic image represented as binary data. This can be used to create a computerised version of a photo or illustration.
A scanner may be linked to optical character recognition software allowing printed documents to be converted to electronic text without having to type them in at a keyboard.
2. lexical analyser .
FOLDOC computer English dictionary. Английский словарь по компьютерам FOLDOC. 2012