Meaning of SCANNING in English

I. noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English, from gerund of scannen to scan

1. : scansion

2. : minute, thorough, critical, or judicial examination

3. : the process of analyzing by means of an electron beam that moves usually in successive lines the light and dark values that constitute a picture or image and of translating these values into corresponding electrical values for transmission by facsimile or television ; also : the reverse process by means of which a receiver synthesizes the picture or image

II. adjective

Etymology: from present participle of scan (I)

: minutely scrutinizing

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