"scans" in the noun sense
the act of scanning systematic examination of a prescribed region
"he made a thorough scan of the beach with his binoculars"
2. scan, CAT scan
an image produced by scanning
"he analyzed the brain scan"
"you could see the tumor in the CAT scan"
"scans" in the verb sense
examine minutely or intensely
"the surgeon scanned the X-ray"
2. scan, skim, rake, glance over, run down
"She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi"
make a wide, sweeping search of
"The beams scanned the night sky"
conform to a metrical pattern
move a light beam over in electronics, to reproduce an image
7. read, scan
obtain data from magnetic tapes or other digital sources
"This dictionary can be read by the computer"
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