Definitions of scanner
  1. noun
    someone who scans verse to determine the number and prosodic value of the syllables
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    type of:
    reader, referee, reviewer
    someone who reads manuscripts and judges their suitability for publication
  2. noun
    a radio receiver that moves automatically across some selected range of frequencies looking for some signal or condition
    “they used scanners to monitor police radio channels”
    synonyms: electronic scanner
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    type of:
    electronic equipment that detects the presence of radio signals or radioactivity
  3. noun
    a radar dish that rotates or oscillates in order to scan a broad area
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    type of:
    dish, dish aerial, dish antenna, saucer
    directional antenna consisting of a parabolic reflector for microwave or radio frequency radiation
  4. noun
    an electronic device that generates a digital representation of an image for data input to a computer
    synonyms: digital scanner, image scanner
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    type of:
    data input device, input device
    a device that can be used to insert data into a computer or other computational device
    electronic device
    a device that accomplishes its purpose electronically
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