Meaning of “scan” - Learner’s Dictionary

scan

verb [ T ] uk us /skæn/ (present participle scanning, past tense and past participle scanned)
EXAMINE

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

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

to use a piece of equipment that copies words or pictures from paper into a computer:

to scan photos into a computer
LOOK

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

She scanned the crowd for a familiar face.
READ (also scan through)

to quickly read a piece of writing to understand the main meaning or to find a particular piece of information:

I scanned the travel brochures looking for a cheap holiday.

(Definition of “scan verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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