Scanner Definition

skănər
scanners
noun
scanners

A person or thing that scans; esp., any device used in television, optical character recognition, etc. for scanning.

Webster's New World
One that scans.
A scanner of newspapers.
American Heritage
A receiver that continuously broadcasts signals it detects from specified radio frequencies.
Heard about the robbery over the police scanner.
American Heritage
An optical scanner.
American Heritage Medicine
A device, such as a CT scanner or PET scanner, for observing internal organs, tissues, and other parts of the body.
American Heritage Medicine
Synonyms:
  • image scanner
  • digital scanner
  • electronic scanner
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other
Uses rules to scan for vulnerabilities on the network, computer ­system, application program, or Web-based service, typically working with a list of known vulnerabilities. Some Web-application scanners scan for vulnerabilities within applications.
Webster's New World Hacker

Other Word Forms of Scanner

Noun

Singular:
scanner
Plural:
scanners

Origin of Scanner

  • scan + -er

    From Wiktionary

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