To scan something is to examine it or look at it. You’ll find this common word used at grocery stores, schools, libraries, airports, and areas where people are searching for something.
- People scan headlines in newspapers when looking for something interesting to read.
- Airports scan passengers to make sure they aren’t carrying explosive materials.
- Patrol officers scan drivers on the highway to make sure they aren’t speeding.
- Grocery store cashiers scan barcodes when customers go through the checkout line.
- An MRI scans a person’s entire body to look for internal, physical problems.
- Documents can be scanned and converted into a digital format for use on a computer.
- Volunteers and police scan wide areas when looking for a missing person.
- A business scans applicants when deciding on whom to interview.
The device that a person uses for scanning is called a scanner.
- Scanners are used at a grocery store in order to keep inventory and checkout merchandise.
- You have to walk through a scanner at government buildings and other public facilities.
- A scanner can also be a person whose job it is to identify and sort out people.
- Some scanners are held in the hand while other scanners are large machines.
- Have you ever used a scanner? You probably have.
He’s using a scanner.
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May 26, 2016