Synonyms of scanning


1. scanning, photography

usage: the process of translating photographs into a digital form that can be recognized by a computer

2. scanning, reproduction, replication

usage: the act of systematically moving a finely focused beam of light or electrons over a surface in order to produce an image of it for analysis or transmission


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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