Definition of scanner
: one that scans: such asa : a device for sensing recorded data (as in a bar code) a supermarket scannerb : a radio receiver that sequentially scans a range of frequencies for a signalc : a device that scans an image (such as a photograph) or document (such as a page of text) especially for use or storage on a computerd : a medical device for scanning a living body to collect diagnostic information — see ct scanner
Examples of scanner in a Sentence
a price scanner at a supermarket
Recent Examples of scanner from the Web
When scanned through the store's ID scanner, no information was displayed.
A gas line in Star has reportedly been accidentally severed by construction work, according to police scanner traffic and Intermountain Gas officials.
The Department of Public Safety has received regulatory approval to use four full-body scanners, and expects to begin putting them to work this summer.
The scanners, for example, did not store images and TSA officers were prohibited from having cameras or cellphones in the rooms where images were displayed.
In addition to forming the corruption and fraud task force, ADOC has increased facility inspections and searches and is in the process of installing new body scanners in its facilities for finding and detecting contraband.
In promotional material, L3’s Security & Detection Systems division said its CT checkpoint scanner could streamline airport screening.
According to police scanner traffic, the man’s injuries were considered life-threatening.
Xerox discovered that a simple digital camera made an effective scanner.
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First Known Use of scanner
SCANNER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of scanner for English Language Learners
: a device that reads or copies information or images into a computer
: a device that is used to see inside something
: a radio receiver that searches for a signal
SCANNER Defined for Kids
Definition of scanner for Students
: a device that converts a printed image (as text or a photograph) into a form a computer can display or alter
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