scan
1. noun /skæn/
The result or output of a scan.

After the scan was done the doctors looked at the images and made a diagnosis.

2. verb /skæn/
a) To examine sequentially, part by part.

He scanned the horizon.

b) To create a digital copy of an image using a scanner.

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