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Definitions of scan:
- noun: the act of scanning; systematic examination of a prescribed region
Example: "He made a thorough scan of the beach with his binoculars"
- noun: an image produced by scanning
Example: "He analyzed the brain scan"
- verb: examine hastily
Example: "She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi"
- verb: examine minutely or intensely
Example: "The surgeon scanned the X-ray"
- verb: conform to a metrical pattern
- verb: read metrically
Example: "Scan verses"
- verb: make a wide, sweeping search of
Example: "The beams scanned the night sky"
- verb: move a light beam over; in electronics, to reproduce an image
- verb: obtain data from magnetic tapes
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