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Definition of scanner noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a device for examining something or recording something using light, sound, or X-rays The identity cards are examined by an electronic scanner.
  2. 2(computing) a device that copies pictures and documents so that they can be stored on a computer a document scanner see also flatbed scanner
  3. 3a machine used by doctors to produce a picture of the inside of a person's body on a computer screen a body scanner
  4. 4a piece of equipment for receiving and sending radar signals
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: scanner

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