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Main Entry: 1scan
Pronunciation: primarystressskan
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): scanned; scanĚning
1 : to read or mark verses so as to show stress and rhythm <scan poetry>
2 a : to examine thoroughly <scanned their faces for signs of anger> b : to make a wide sweeping search of <scanning the field with binoculars> c : to look through or over hastily <scanned the headlines> d : to examine systematically (as by passing a beam of radiation over or through) in order to obtain data especially for display or storage <scanned the patient's heart> <scan the photos into the computer>
3 : to move across in successive lines to form an image on a cathode-ray tube <the electron beam scans the face of the picture tube>

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