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noun scan·ner \ˈska-nər\

Definition of scanner

  1. :  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 (as a photograph) or document (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

  1. a price scanner at a supermarket

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First Known Use of scanner

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SCANNER Defined for English Language Learners

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noun scan·ner \ˈska-nər\

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

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noun scan·ner \ˈska-nər\

Definition of scanner for Students

  1. :  a device that converts a printed image (as text or a photograph) into a form a computer can display or alter


Medical Dictionary

scanner

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noun scan·ner \ˈskan-ər\

Medical Definition of scanner

  1. :  a device (as a CT scanner) for making scans of a living body



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