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Definitions of scanner:
  • noun:   a radio receiver that that moves automatically across some selected range of frequencies looking for for some signal or condition
    Example: "They used scanners to monitor police radio channels"
  • noun:   a radar dish that rotates or oscillates in order to scan a broad area
  • noun:   an electronic device that generates a digital representation of an image for data input to a computer
  • noun:   someone who scans verse to determine the number and prosodic value of the syllables

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