Translation of scan in Spanish:

scan

escudriñar, v.

Pronunciation: /skan//skæn/

transitive verb

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    • 1.1(examine)

      (horizon) escudriñar literary
      (horizon) otear literary
      (horizon) escrutar literary
      (paper/report) leer rápidamente
      (report/paper) echarle un vistazo a
      he scanned the crowd looking for her la buscó con la mirada entre la gente
      • the officers scanned the faces of the passengers los agentes estudiaban los rostros de los pasajeros
      • The pages fell lightly open and Warren quickly scanned through them.
      • A policeman scanned the protest through binoculars, but didn't try to stop it.
      • I walked down the sidewalk carefully, alert and scanning the area with each step.
      • She straightened out the folded papers and scanned the letter.
      • He tilted his head slightly, scanning his surroundings carefully.
      • He looked over at the old notebook and flipped through the pages nonchalantly, eyes scanning each page quickly as though they contained some secret.
      • His stare was more focused and he scanned the room carefully.
      • The nurse scanned through the information on her computer and pursed her lips as she read the list of patients.
      • Growling irritably to himself, he quickly scanned through a few pages of the history tomes and documents but they proved to be dry streams.
      • Thelma stayed in the stern, scanning the iceberg with binoculars, as we motored away.
      • I release her and hold her at arms length, carefully scanning her face, which is expressionless.
      • Rick impatiently checked his watch and scanned the whole resort and the parking lot.
      • Matthew's eyes studied me carefully, scanning my face.
      • Tom frowned, pulled out a powerful pair of binoculars, and scanned the field of view.
      • She scanned through it quickly before reaching the point that she had been looking for.
      • The technician looked over it thoroughly, scanning the entire page twice.
      • Oblivious, Sam paused to quickly scan the print-outs and spiky, almost illegible handwritten notes strewn around the room.
      • Clara watched the four birds carefully, then scanned the yard.
      • Ellie rolled her eyes, unfolding her paper and scanning the headlines.
      • She carefully scanned the area, searching for anything resembling a ventilation shaft.
      • The dwarf was bent over, carefully scanning the ground.
      • One again she got out her binoculars and began scanning the beach.
      • The judge scanned through the papers, and then handed them back to the lawyer.
      • Amy took the paper from Ruth, scanning the first page.
      • Instead, he saw the men walking calmly, saw them carefully scanning the terrain ahead of them, muskets ready to fire.
      • Claudia slipped the order from his hand and unrolled it, her eyes scanning the document quickly.
      • Ever get to a Web page that has a lot of text on it, and quickly scanning the page doesn't immediately produce what you're looking for?
      • From our vantage point, we could see men walking the streets, men on top of buildings, scanning the area with binoculars.
      • He was up a lot earlier that morning, quickly scanning the newspaper as he drank some coffee in the kitchen.
      • So he slowly opened the new book, his eyes quickly scanning the page.
      • He scanned through the words quickly, his eyes widening as they took in the message.
      • He quickly scanned the page and found what he was looking for.
      • After ordering a few drinks from the bar we quickly scanned the menu.
      • Octavia watched carefully as Gia scanned the room searching for the source of the problem.
      • They began scanning the area carefully, taking in every detail and watching for the slightest movement.
      • You spend most of your time scanning boats through binoculars, searching out design faults and lapses in taste.
      • As we make our way to bed, we watch our backs, scanning our surroundings for heretofore unnoticed surveillance.
      • She laughed and reached down to pick it up, her eyes quickly scanning the page.
      • Only the tourist police, sitting inscrutably astride their camels and scanning the scene through binoculars, seem to act as a deterrent.
      • Columns, marble, balance, colonnades, the girl thought, as she scanned through her paper.

    • 1.2(glance over)

      (noticeboard/newspaper) recorrer con la vista

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    • 2.1Medicine

      hacer un escáner de
      hacer un scanner de
      (with ultrasound scanner) hacer una ecografía de
      (sonar/radar) explorar
      • While their brain activity was being scanned, subjects performed an emotion matching task known to activate the amygdala.
      • At Singapore's Changi International Airport it has been adapted for use in the war on SARS, to scan human bodies for high temperatures.
      • Nowadays the x-ray tube rotates around the person and scans the body.
      • The stand-alone equipment is much like a metal detector in an airport: it scans the entire body.
      • The two of them made their way to a smaller tunnel that scanned their bodies as they walked through it, a red beam of light passing up and down their bodies.
      • Pregnant women can be scanned, although preferably not in the first trimester.
      • How you prepare for a CT exam depends on which part of your body is being scanned.
      • The MRI scans the body without using radiation and can show the difference between a tumour and a cyst or abscess without the need for invasive surgery.
      • The procedure is likely to take at least one hour, depending on which part of the body is being scanned.
      • He scanned her body further and found that the device was in the pocket of her jacket.
      • The latest on test is a handheld device that scans the surface temperature from the forehead to the temple and takes the high point as the temperature over the temporal artery.
      • By using more than one lens when it scans surfaces, the imager divides the spectrum of visible light into four sections.
      • Researchers looking into the problem have told Scotland on Sunday that metal detectors might have to be used to scan bodies before they are cast into the flames.
      • The radar scans the ground on each side of the aircraft as the aircraft flies over the area of operations.
      • DEXA (dual energy X-ray absorptiometry) uses a very low-dose X-ray to scan your body.
      • Desktops and other immediately visible surfaces were scanned for errant spoons.
      • Another one said, ‘We can scan the body completely and find moles that may not be visible to the naked eye.’
      • You were scanned for any electronics when you came groundside.
      • The researchers scanned the same 13 healthy children and teens every two years as they grew up, for 10 years.
      • We do have a very accurate way of diagnosing aneurysms, ultrasound scanning, so why aren't we scanning everyone?

    • 2.2Literature

      medir
      escandir
      • I thought it a bit pompous, myself, and the third verse doesn't scan at all, but it's not so bad a song as all that.
      • If a collection of phrases, no matter how beautiful and profound, do not rhyme or scan, then what apart from their layout on the page distinguishes them from prose?
      • By the end of the term, several students still could not scan a basic line or write in metre.
      • The lyrics didn't always scan, but they always seemed to make sense.
      • Whatever you tried to do, there was a bar that didn't scan, a couplet that you just couldn't find a rhyme for.

    • 2.3Computing

      (document/page) escanear
      • Once the painting has been scanned, a technician works to make the color of the reproduction come as close as possible to the actual painting.
      • There is software available that allows home owners to scan in a picture of their home and then try out different colors without making an actual commitment.
      • Documents are scanned into the system then the document imaging system stores them somewhere on a hard drive or optical disk.
      • To the surprise of everyone, two high quality colour photographs had been scanned and delivered in floppies for publication.
      • Even those poor photos from by-gone years can be scanned and manipulated.
      • First, a photograph, whether print or slide, is scanned into a digital image file.
      • Four years ago he began scanning some of his paintings, just to create an archival record.
      • It can cut hours off the time required for a missing person search by allowing family photos to be scanned and transmitted from a family home and flashed within seconds to hundreds of officers.
      • I had to scan the Latermore pictures before tomorrow but all I had on my mind was Daniel.
      • The documents were eventually scanned into a computer for cross-referencing.
      • The cartoons I prepare today are still hand drawn, but are scanned into my computer.
      • Pictures can be scanned and originals returned if people considering donating such items wish to retain such photographs.
      • At Yumeta, pencil sketches are scanned into a computer, then a technician adds color digitally.
      • Today, a picture can be scanned into a computer and sent around the world within minutes.
      • For those without the magazine, I have scanned the pictures here for you.
      • When the pictures get developed, I'm pleading for Bri's mom scan me that picture with her and Josh.
      • He scanned the picture of a monkey from an antique biology sketchbook and digitally manipulated it with other graphic elements.
      • The drawing is scanned into a computer in order to digitise the data contained in the drawing.
      • Rather, they are cutting, pasting or scanning pictures that others have taken.
      • These photos are scanned into a computer and turned into the shadowy cutout figures that will appear suspended in the colored fields.


intransitive verb

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    Literature
    how does this line scan? ¿cómo se mide este verso?
    • his poetry doesn't scan su poesía no se atiene a las reglas de la métrica

noun

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    Medicine
    escáner masculine
    scanner masculine
    escanograma masculine
    (ultrasound) ecografía feminine
  • 2

    Military Computing Astronomy
    exploración feminine