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scan

verb [I/T]  us   /skæn/ (-nn-)
to examine something carefully: [I] This technique is used to scan for defective genes. If an image or text on paper is scanned into a computer, it is changed into electronic information by a special device: [T] A little hand-held device beeps as soon as it has scanned a bar code. If you scan a text you read it quickly: [T] I scanned a few pages of the book and thought it looked interesting.

scan

noun [C]  us   /skæn/
the act of looking at or through something carefully or quickly: A quick scan of my calendar shows that I’m pretty busy this week. a security scan of passengersbags A scan is an examination of the inside of something, such as part of the body or a package, using a computerized device to produce an image of what cannot be seen with the eyes: a medical scan of the head
Translations of “scan”
in Arabic يَفحَص بِالأشعّة, يَمسَح بِالماسِح الضَوئي, يَمسَح…
in Korean 정밀 검사를 하다, (스캐너로) 스캔하다, 살펴보다…
in Malaysian menjalankan penelitian, membaca sesuatu sepintas lalu, mengimbas…
in French scruter, parcourir, balayer…
in Turkish aletle taramak, resim ve yazıları bilgisayara aktarmak için taramak, iyice incelemek…
in Italian fare un’ecografia di, controllare tramite scanner/body-scanner, fare una scansione di…
in Chinese (Traditional) 看, (用肉眼或用機器)細看,審視, 粗略地看…
in Russian сканировать, пробегать глазами, бегло осматривать…
in Polish prześwietlać, skanować, rozglądać się po…
in Vietnamese kiểm tra cẩn thận, đọc lướt, quét qua…
in Spanish examinar, escudriñar, otear…
in Portuguese escanear, perscrutar, esquadrinhar…
in Thai ตรวจอย่างถี่ถ้วน, กวาดตามอง, ตรวจด้วยเรดาร์…
in German genau prüfen, überfliegen, abtasten…
in Catalan escanejar, recórrer amb la mirada, donar una ullada a…
in Japanese (レントゲンなどで)~をスキャンする, ~をスキャンしてコンピュータに取り込む, (大勢の人などを)ざっと見渡す…
in Indonesian memeriksa, melihat sepintas, memeriksa dengan radar…
in Chinese (Simplified) 看, (用肉眼或用机器)细看,审视, 粗略地看…
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