scanner

[ skan-er ]
/ ˈskæn ər /

noun

Origin of scanner

First recorded in 1550–60; scan + -er1
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scanner

/ (ˈskænə) /

noun

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Word Origin and History for scanner

scanner


n.

1550s, "person who examines critically," agent noun from scan (v.). From 1927 as a type of mechanical device, in mid-20c. use especially of radar and medical devices; later of computer accessories.

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