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Meaning of SCANNER

Pronunciation:  'skanur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an electronic detector that scans automatically for some signal or condition; "they used scanners to monitor police radio channels"
  2. [n]  a radar dish that rotates or oscillates in order to scan a broad area
  3. [n]  an electronic device that generates a digital representation of a document for data input to a computer
  4. [n]  someone who scans verse to determine the number and prosodic value of the syllables
 

SCANNER is a 7 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: digital scanner, electronic scanner, image scanner
 
 See Also: data input device, detector, dish, dish aerial, dish antenna, electronic device, input device, reader, referee, reviewer, saucer

 

 

Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

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.

 

 

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