Meaning of SCANNER in English

/ ˈskænə(r); NAmE / noun


a device for examining sth or recording sth using light, sound or X-rays :

The identity cards are examined by an electronic scanner.


( computing ) a device which copies pictures and documents so that they can be stored on a computer :

a document scanner

—see also flatbed scanner


a machine used by doctors to produce a picture of the inside of a person's body on a computer screen :

a body scanner


a piece of equipment for receiving and sending radar signals

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.