- examination of the body or an organ or part, or a biologically active material, by means of a technique such as computed axial tomography, nuclear magnetic resonance, ultrasonography, or scintigraphy.
- the image or display so obtained.
Origin of scan
OTHER WORDS FROM scanscan·na·ble, adjectiveself-scanned, adjectiveun·scan·na·ble, adjectiveun·scanned, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH scanscam, scan
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How to use scan in a sentence
It’s also entirely free to create and share your foot scan in glorious 3D point cloud — and will remain so according to Howe.Xesto is a foot scanning app that simplifies shoe gifting|Natasha Lomas|November 20, 2020|TechCrunch
With that scan, the Kart and Switch are connected directly via Wi-Fi, without the need for any router or live Internet connection.Going in-depth with Nintendo’s augmented reality Mario Kart RC car|Kyle Orland|October 2, 2020|Ars Technica
So you use these technologies that allow you to go through the factory and do a 3D scan.
They used laser scans of the site and archaeological evidence to mimic the real thing as closely as they could.Stonehenge enhanced voices and music within the stone ring|Bruce Bower|September 29, 2020|Science News For Students
Using micro-CT scans, Dave Horne, a micropaleontologist at Queen Mary University of London, and colleagues peered inside a few of the tiny shelled animals.A tiny crustacean fossil contains roughly 100-million-year-old giant sperm|Curtis Segarra|September 21, 2020|Science News
British Dictionary definitions for scan
- the examination of a part of the body by means of a scannera brain scan; ultrasound scan
- the image produced by a scanner