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Meaning of SCANNER

Pronunciation:  'skanur

WordNet Dictionary
  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

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.