Definition of “scanner” - English Dictionary

“scanner” in British English

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(Definition of “scanner” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“scanner” in American English

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scannernoun [ C ]

us /ˈskæn·ər/

a device that changes images or text into electronic form:

An MRI scanner makes images of the brain, spinal cord, and other organs.

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“scanner” in Business English

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scannernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈskænər/ us

IT a machine that makes images of pictures and documents that are then stored on a computer system:

an image scanner

IT, COMMERCE a machine that reads information and puts it into a computer system:

a barcode scanner

(Definition of “scanner” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)