Meaning of SCANNER in English


I. ˈskanə(r), -aan- noun

( -s )

: one that scans: as

a. : one that scans verse

b. : a device used for scanning (as in television, facsimile, or radar)

c. : a device that automatically checks a process or condition and may initiate a desired corrective action

electronic scanner that can monitor up to 25 different production points, checking such variables as temperature, pressure, liquid level, and rate of flow — Dun's Review

d. : a device for sensing recorded data ; especially : such a device that is operated photoelectrically

a punched-card scanner

II. noun

: a device (as a CAT scanner) for making scans of the human body

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