- 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
Aka this is an app to make foot scans you can send your bestie for shopping keepsies.Xesto is a foot scanning app that simplifies shoe gifting|Natasha Lomas|November 20, 2020|TechCrunch
So it’s not a two second process, though the scan only has to be done once.Neatsy wants to reduce sneaker returns with 3D foot scans|Natasha Lomas|November 20, 2020|TechCrunch
FORESIGHT, a nationwide health initiative I help lead, recently released a scan of many health trends and emergent issues.Why We Need a Collective Vision to Design the Future of Health|Abner Mason|November 11, 2020|Singularity Hub
The scans also suggested the existence of a door and the base of a chimney inside.Former Jesuit plantation may hold quarters of the enslaved|Michael Ruane|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
When this occurs, by design, these ballots bypass certain processing operations and do not receive a final scan.For the Postal Service, a Frantic Election Day Turns to Finger-Pointing the Day After|by Maryam Jameel and Ryan McCarthy|November 5, 2020|ProPublica
They carefully scanned open windows along the route, looking for places where a shooter might hide.Honoring The Late John Doar, A Nearly Forgotten Hero Of The Civil Rights Era|Gary May|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Because all of the Rescued Film Project images are scanned to digital, the necessity of a darkroom is null.
His cap in hand, Lou briefly scanned the packed stands, now silent as if on cue.The Stacks: The Day Lou Gehrig Delivered Baseball’s Gettysburg Address|Ray Robinson|July 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But before you can move, you hear an odd beeping sound as your ticket is scanned.Oregon Judge Grounds the Federal No-Fly List—and It’s High Time|Dean Obeidallah|June 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The “hands-on” laboratory allows visitors to use some of the technology, including being three-dimensionally scanned and printed.Art Goes High-Tech at These Four Innovative Exhibits|Justin Jones|May 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mr. Pontellier scanned the names of his wife's callers, reading some of them aloud, with comments as he read.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
While he was gone, MacRae and I leaned over in our saddles and scanned closely the grass-carpeted bottom-land.
We scanned the opposite side for sight of MacRae, but saw nothing of him; he kept close under cover.
She drew it out, and scanned eagerly a dozen or so of the closely-written lines in Spanish.The Doctor of Pimlico|William Le Queux
This line can best be scanned by taking That as standing alone, in the first foot.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems|Geoffrey Chaucer
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