scan


scan
scan scan [skæn] verb [transitive] COMMERCE
1. to use a scanner (= special machine with an electronic beam ) to read the information on a credit card, the bar code on a product etc
2. to use a scanner (= piece of computer equipment ) to copy words or images from paper onto a computer:

• This program lets people edit photos that have been scanned into a digital form.

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scan UK US /skæn/ verb [T] (-nn-)
IT, COMMERCE to use a piece of electronic equipment to get information from something such as a bank card or a product's barcode: »

The barcode is scanned to get the price of the product.

IT to use a machine to make a copy of a document or picture and put it into a computer: »

He scanned the document and emailed it to the head office.

to look through a text quickly in order to find a piece of information that you want or to get a general idea of what it is about: »

I scanned the article looking for details, but didn't find anything.

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scan UK US /skæn/ noun
[C] IT a picture of a document that has been put into a computer: »

The machine received a good score for its color scans.

[S] a quick look through something, especially in order to check that it is good enough: »

Can you give this letter a quick scan?


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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