slow-scan television: Meaning and Definition of

slow'-scan tel'evision

Pronunciation: (slō'skan"), [key]
  1. a technique or system in which an image is scanned electronically more slowly than is normally done in order to produce images, esp. of still pictures, that can be transmitted economically, as over a telephone line, and displayed on a television screen.
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