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English definition of “scan”

scan

verb (MAKE PICTURE)    /skæn/ (-nn-)
C1 [I or T] to use a machine to put a picture of a document into a computer , or to take a picture of the inside of something: I'll just scan the article into the computer . Volunteers ' brains were scanned while they looked at the pictures . All hand luggage has to be scanned.Computer conceptsCopying and copiesForgery
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