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English definition of “scan”

scan

noun [C]    /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
(Definition of scan noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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