Noun(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(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
(1) a body scanner(2) Last year a powerful scanner which can detect plastic explosives and illicit drugs was installed and tested at London's Gatwick Airport as part of a pilot programme.(3) The Five Stars Scanner Appeal was launched in 2003 to buy a Magnetic Resonance imaging scanner for the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital at Pendlebury.(4) The animals were imaged in a magnetic resonance scanner during the infusion and 1, 2, 4, and 7 days after infusion.(5) Merlin checked the readings of a hand scanner that was strapped to his left arm and grunted.(6) But the SmartTech scanner detected switches and batteries - some of the earmarks of a suspicious device.(7) What was intended as an investigation into how well the carvings would be recorded by a laser scanner , turned into a major discovery.(8) Finally, a retired highway patrolman monitoring a police scanner slowed the suspect by using his car to block the suspect on a small residential road.(9) Police are developing a mobile scanner that can detect weapons being carried on the streets as part of the fight against the rising tide of gun crime.(10) The scanner can display hidden guns, knives, batteries, digital watches, explosive materials and packages of drugs secreted under clothing.(11) Cordelia breezed into the office about an hour later, smiling brightly at Wesley who was still occupying the desk, monitoring the police scanner .(12) His partner hadn't lost any of his piloting skills in the two years they'd been away, and having the kid fly left him free to monitor the scanner , looking for the right place to put down.(13) First, you will need a scanner or digital camera to transfer your photos into your computer.(14) bar code scanner(15) The scanner allows you to convert the film to digital files and take advantage of the use of software editing, enhancing and publishing.(16) After this examination is complete, the astronauts will use the laser scanner and infrared camera to inspect thermal tiles near the crew cabin by placing it atop the robotic arm.