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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (4)

1. someone who scans verse to determine the number and prosodic value of the syllables;

2. an electronic device that generates a digital representation of an image for data input to a computer;
[syn: scanner, digital scanner, image scanner]

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;
- Example: "they used scanners to monitor police radio channels"
[syn: scanner, electronic scanner]


WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

scanner n 1: someone who scans verse to determine the number and prosodic value of the syllables 2: an electronic device that generates a digital representation of an image for data input to a computer [syn: scanner, digital scanner, image scanner] 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" [syn: scanner, electronic scanner]
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

scanner 1. An input device that takes in an optical image and digitises it into an electronic image represented as binary data. This can be used to create a computerised version of a photo or illustration. A scanner may be linked to optical character recognition software allowing printed documents to be converted to electronic text without having to type them in at a keyboard. 2. lexical analyser. (1995-02-14)