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From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scan v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scanned p. pr. & vb. n. Scanning.]
 1. To mount by steps; to go through with step by step. [Obs.]
    Nor stayed till she the highest stage had scand.   --Spenser.
 2. Specifically Pros., to go through with, as a verse, marking and distinguishing the feet of which it is composed; to show, in reading, the metrical structure of; to recite metrically.
 3. To go over and examine point by point; to examine with care; to look closely at or into; to scrutinize.
    The actions of men in high stations are all conspicuous, and liable to be scanned and sifted.   --Atterbury.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the act of scanning; systematic examination of a prescribed
           region; "he made a thorough scan of the beach with his
      2: an image produced by scanning; "he analyzed the brain scan";
         "you could see the tumor in the CAT scan" [syn: CAT scan]
      v 1: examine minutely or intensely; "the surgeon scanned the
      2: examine hastily; "She scanned the newspaper headlines while
         waiting for the taxi" [syn: skim, rake, glance over,
          run down]
      3: make a wide, sweeping search of; "The beams scanned the
         night sky"
      4: conform to a metrical pattern
      5: move a light beam over; in electronics, to reproduce an
      6: read metrically; "scan verses"
      7: obtain data from magnetic tapes; "This dictionary can be
         read by the computer" [syn: read]
      [also: scanning, scanned]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See scan