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Noun: scanner  ska-nu(r)
  1. An electronic device that generates a digital representation of an image for data input to a computer
    - digital scanner, image scanner
  2. Someone who scans verse to determine the number and prosodic value of the syllables
  3. A radar dish that rotates or oscillates in order to scan a broad area
  4. A radio receiver that moves automatically across some selected range of frequencies looking for some signal or condition
    "they used scanners to monitor police radio channels";
    - electronic scanner

Derived forms: scanners

Type of: data input device, detector, dish, dish aerial, dish antenna, electronic device, input device, reader, referee, reviewer, saucer

Encyclopedia: Scanner