• WordNet 3.6
    • n scanner a radio receiver that moves automatically across some selected range of frequencies looking for some signal or condition "they used scanners to monitor police radio channels"
    • n scanner a radar dish that rotates or oscillates in order to scan a broad area
    • n scanner an electronic device that generates a digital representation of an image for data input to a computer
    • n scanner someone who scans verse to determine the number and prosodic value of the syllables
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In literature:

Without hesitation he adjusted a dial that brought the radar scanner into focus.
"Stand by for Mars!" by Carey Rockwell
We send an unmanned scanner ahead.
"Circus" by Alan Edward Nourse
They've picked up twelve big ships on their scanner during the past two days.
"Unspecialist" by Murray F. Yaco
Baird switched to other outside scanners.
"The Aliens" by Murray Leinster
Give the scanners ten minutes.
"The Winds of Time" by James H. Schmitz
The district leader snapped on his scanner.
"Final Weapon" by Everett B. Cole
I pushed again and then turned on the scanners.
"A Question of Courage" by Jesse Franklin Bone
He was intent on the scanner screen.
"Eight Keys to Eden" by Mark Irvin Clifton
He checked his appearance, stepped before the scanner, and nodded to Communications to turn it on.
"Tulan" by Carroll Mather Capps
Now and then, he halted the steady motion of the scanner, to examine village or herd closely.
"The Weakling" by Everett B. Cole

In news:

New body scanner offers virtual tape measure for online shopping.
According to the police scanner, telephone lines are down at the scene.
AP Photo/Jon Super Members of staff are seen demonstrating a new full body security scanner at Manchester Airport in England, in a January 2010 file photo.
Scanners expected to help on election day.
Nearly two-thirds of Americans support full-body scanners at airports.
Apps and scanners ease the pain.
New body scanner gets trial run at airport.
A Fix For Unsupported Scanners.
Veterinary hospital gets CT scanner.
According to scanner reports, law enforcement was looking for a plane that had gone down about 9:45 am in the Vina area.
Auto Scanner Larry Rubenstein Gloucester Daily Times.
The Nextag app features a built-in scanner for price comparison.
Each precinct has their own type of ballot style and each scanner is programmed to a specific precinct.
Can use as a wand scanner or, with its dock, as a manual- feed scanner.
Police and fire department scanner traffic audio archive.

In science:

Then, it executes, for 1 ≤ j ≤ n, the cycle of Scanner, Predictor and Completer loops given in Algorithm 4.2 computing, at the j-th loop, the lists Si, j for 0 ≤ i ≤ j.
Random Generation and Approximate Counting of Combinatorial Structures
As far as the time complexity is concerned, note that in each loop, for a fixed 1 ≤ j ≤ n, the Scanner and Predictor phase execute O( j) statements, while the Completer phase requires O( jℓ) unit steps, where ℓ is the maximum size of the sets LB,i , B ∈ V , 0 ≤ i ≤ j − 1.
Random Generation and Approximate Counting of Combinatorial Structures
Cesati in order to optically read the forms filled by students us ing a generic scanner.
WebTeach in practice: the entrance test to the Engineering faculty in Florence
When the COMPASS experiment coated photo-cathodes of a similar size to ours and in the same coating facility, the scanner system was not yet operational.
The current progress of the ALICE Ring Imaging Cherenkov Detector
The main factors contributing to Noise values are electrical noise of the scanner and sample quality.
Quality assessment for short oligonucleotide microarray data