Synonyms of scan


1. scan, examination, scrutiny

usage: 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, picture, image, icon, ikon

usage: an image produced by scanning; "he analyzed the brain scan"; "you could see the tumor in the CAT scan"


1. scan, examine, see

usage: examine minutely or intensely; "the surgeon scanned the X-ray"

2. scan, skim, rake, glance over, run down, examine, see

usage: examine hastily; "She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi"

3. scan, search

usage: make a wide, sweeping search of; "The beams scanned the night sky"

4. scan, conform

usage: conform to a metrical pattern

5. scan, move, displace

usage: move a light beam over; in electronics, to reproduce an image

6. scan, declaim, recite

usage: read metrically; "scan verses"

7. read, scan, interpret, construe, see

usage: obtain data from magnetic tapes; "This dictionary can be read by the computer"

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