Definition of scanner noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈskænə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈskænər//
    Computer hardware, In the office
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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 which copies pictures and documents so that they can be stored on a computer a document scanner see also flatbed scanner See related entries: Computer hardware, In the office
  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 American Dictionary entry: scanner