scanner - definition and synonyms

 
noun [countable] 

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/ˈskænə(r)/
singularscanner
pluralscanners
  1. 1
    a piece of equipment that is used for copying a picture or document into a computer
    1. a.
      a piece of equipment that is used for recognizing and recording information or symbols, for example a barcode (=a set of black lines) on a product label in a shop
  2. 3
    a piece of equipment that is used for producing a picture of the inside of a part of someone’s body for a medical examination