Definition of 'scan'
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The aim is to scan the body from head to toe. The Sun (2010)They did various brain scans and heart scans which proved satisfactory. The Sun (2011)It also means using scanning machines that can detect hidden explosives. Times, Sunday Times (2010) Doctors did scans but it took a long while for her to be diagnosed. The Sun (2015)The couple announced the news on a homemade internet video which includes footage of her ultrasound scan. The Sun (2013)You can compare these on the computer after scanning in the photographs. The Sun (2006)She required a full chest examination and a scan. The Sun (2012)One machine after another carefully scanned my body. Christianity Today (2000)The sites were identified by a radar scan. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Your doctor will recommend scans to check this. The Sun (2012) Body scanning and new fabrication techniques are opening up more possibilities in this direction. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The research pooled data from past studies of lab animals along with brain scans of humans. The Sun (2016)He added that the ease of use meant clinics could also scan more patients in less time. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Then they scanned her chest again and discovered that the cancer had spread to her lungs after all. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He thinks that he will be the first celebrity to be measured by their brand new scanning machine. The Sun (2015)Wulfgar scanned the hills again and it was as if he heard voices in the back of his mind. THE WOLF AND THE DOVEAnd after a team of specialists examined her scans last month, the lumps were dismissed as benign. The Sun (2015)I find myself constantly scanning for threats. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Example: the removal of a lung cancer tumour can be carried out with images of the lung surface and images of a scan showing the tumour. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'scan'
British English: scan /skæn/ NOUN
A scan is a medical test in which a machine sends a beam of X-rays over a part of your body in order to check whether your organs are healthy.
...a brain scan.
- American English: scan
- Arabic: مَسْحٌ ضَوْئيّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: exame
- Chinese: 扫描
- Croatian: sken
- Czech: rentgen vyšetření
- Danish: scanning
- Dutch: scan
- European Spanish: exploración
- Finnish: tutkimus laitteella
- French: scanner
- German: Ultraschalluntersuchung
- Greek: σάρωση
- Italian: scansione
- Japanese: 綿密な調査
- Korean: 정밀검사
- Norwegian: skanning
- Polish: skan
- European Portuguese: exame
- Romanian: radiografie
- Russian: получение рентгеновского изображения
- Spanish: exploración
- Swedish: avsökning
- Thai: การตรวจรายละเอียด
- Turkish: tarama bilgisayar
- Ukrainian: знімок
- Vietnamese: việc xem kỹ
British English: scan /skæn/ VERB
When you scan an area, a group of things, or a piece of writing, you look at it carefully, usually because you are looking for something in particular.
Joss scanned the crowd for the child's mother.
- American English: scan
- Arabic: يـَمْسَحُ الكترونياً
- Brazilian Portuguese: escanear
- Chinese: 扫描
- Croatian: skenirati
- Czech: zkoumat podrobně
- Danish: scanne
- Dutch: afspeuren
- European Spanish: explorar escanear
- Finnish: tutkia tutkia laitteella, yksityiskohtaisesti, käydä läpi pikaisesti
- French: scruter
- German: absuchen
- Greek: διερευνώ
- Italian: scrutare
- Japanese: 細かく調べる
- Korean: 자세히 살피다
- Norwegian: skanne
- Polish: skanować
- European Portuguese: digitalizar
- Romanian: a scruta
- Russian: изучать
- Spanish: explorar examinar
- Swedish: skanna
- Thai: ตรวจรายละเอียด
- Turkish: taramak bilgisayar
- Ukrainian: уважно переглядати
- Vietnamese: xem kỹ
Definition of scan from the Collins English Dictionary
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