Translation of "scan" - English-Spanish dictionary

scan

verb uk /skæn/ us /skæn/ present participle scanning, past tense and past participle scanned

to examine something with a machine that can see inside an object or body

escanear
Airports use X-ray machines to scan luggage for weapons.

to use a machine that copies words or pictures from paper into a computer

escanear
I scanned the photos into my computer.

to look around an area quickly to try to find a person or thing

recorrer con la mirada
She scanned / the crowd for a familiar face.

to read something quickly in order to understand the main meaning or to find a particular piece of information

ojear
I scanned the travel brochures looking for a cheap holiday.
noun uk /skæn/ us /skæn/

a medical examination in which an image of the inside of the body is made using a special machine

escáner, ecografía
a brain scan

(Translation of “scan” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

scan

verb /skӕn/ (past tense, past participle scanned)

to examine carefully

examinar, escudriñar, otear
He scanned the horizon for any sign of a ship.

to look at quickly but not in detail

dar un vistazo, recorrer con la vista
She scanned the newspaper for news of the murder.

to pass radar beams etc over

explorar
The area was scanned for signs of enemy aircraft.

to pass an electronic or laser beam over a text or picture in order to store it in the memory of a computer.

escanear

to examine and get an image of what is inside a person’s body or an object by using ultra-sound and x-ray

escanear, pasar por el escáner
They scanned his luggage at the airport to see if he was carrying drugs.

to fit into a particular rhythm or metre/meter

escandir
The second line of that verse doesn’t scan properly.
scanner noun

a machine etc that scans

escáner
Scanners are machines that show the contents of your luggage on a screen
an ultrasound scanner
an optical scanner.

(Translation of “scan” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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