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scanning device (ˈskænɪŋ dɪˈvaɪs) 



  1. any of various devices used in medical diagnosis to obtain an image of an internal organ or part   ⇒  ■ a brain scanning device
  2. an electronic device which scans artwork and illustrations and converts the images to digital form for manipulation, and incorporation into printed publications   ⇒  ■ an image scanning device
  3. a machine which is used to examine, identify, or record things   ⇒  ■ a scanning device that sees under people's clothes to spot metal, ceramic knives or hidden drugs


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