scanner

Definitions of scanner
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n someone who scans verse to determine the number and prosodic value of the syllables

Type of:
reader, referee, reviewer
someone who reads manuscripts and judges their suitability for publication

n 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
Type of:
detector
electronic equipment that detects the presence of radio signals or radioactivity

n a radar dish that rotates or oscillates in order to scan a broad area

Type of:
dish, dish aerial, dish antenna, saucer
directional antenna consisting of a parabolic reflector for microwave or radio frequency radiation

n an electronic device that generates a digital representation of an image for data input to a computer

Synonyms:
digital scanner, image scanner
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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