scanner has definitions from the fields of electronics,physics,computer science,prosody
[ noun ] (physics,electronics) a radar dish that rotates or oscillates in order to scan a broad area

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dish scan

[ noun ] (computer science,electronics) an electronic device that generates a digital representation of a document for data input to a computer
[ noun ] (prosody) someone who scans verse to determine the number and prosodic value of the syllables

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reviewer scan

[ noun ] (electronics) 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"

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detector scan