scanning


scanning
The act of imaging by traversing with an active or passive sensing device, often identified by the technology or device employed.
- transvaginal s. ultrasonography of the female pelvis with the transducer placed inside the vagina.

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scan·ning (skanґing) 1. the act of examining visually, as a small area or different isolated areas, in detail. 2. the act of examining with a sensing device, as to perform a scan. 3. scanning speech.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • scanning — / skæniŋ/, it. / skan:ing/ s. ingl. [der. di (to ) scan esaminare ], usato in ital. al masch. (inform.) [analisi o campionamento di un immagine mediante cui essa è scomposta in elementi (detti pixel ) i quali vengono trasformati in segnali… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • scanning — /ˈskannin(g), ingl. ˈskænɪŋ/ [vc. ingl., da to scan «esaminare minuziosamente»] s. m. inv. scansione, scannerizzazione …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • scanning — scrutiny, examination, inspection, audit (see under SCRUTINIZE) Analogous words: study, application, *attention, concentration: *oversight, supervision, surveillance: analysis, dissection (see under ANALYZE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • scanning — In radar, the motion of the radar antenna assembly when searching for targets. Scanning usually follows a systematic pattern involving one or more of the following: i. In horizontal scanning (or search lighting), the antenna is continuously… …   Aviation dictionary

  • Scanning — Scan|ning 〈[skæ̣nıŋ] n. 15; unz.〉 Bearbeitung mithilfe eines Scanners, das Einlesen; Sy Scan * * * Scan|ning [ skɛnɪŋ], das; [s], s [engl. scanning, zu: to scan, ↑ scannen] (Fachspr.): Untersuchung, Abtasten mithilfe eines Scanners. * * *… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Scanning — Scan Scan (sk[a^]n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scanned} (sk[a^]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Scanning}.] [L. scandere, scansum, to climb, to scan, akin to Skr. skand to spring, leap: cf. F. scander. Cf. {Ascend}, {Descend}, {Scale} a ladder.] 1. To mount by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scanning — Synonyms and related words: EDP, Stabreim, alliterative meter, analyzing, antispastic, automatic tracking, cadenced, classifying, collating, computer technology, computer typesetting, computing, dactylic, data processing, data retrieval, data… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Scanning — Scan|ning das; [s] <aus gleichbed. engl. scanning> Untersuchung, Abtasten mithilfe eines Scanners …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • scanning — scan·ning || skænɪŋ n. act of examining; act of glancing at quickly; act of converting an object or image into a digital image through the use of an optical scanner (Computers); examination of a body part though the use of medical imaging… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • scanning — skleidimas statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. scan; scanning; sweep vok. Ablenkung, f; Abtastung, f rus. развёртка, f pranc. balayage, f …   Automatikos terminų žodynas


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