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scanner

noun
     
scanner
Related topics: Computers, Electrical
scan‧ner [countable]
1TEE a machine that passes an electrical beam over something in order to produce a picture of what is inside it [↪ scan]:
a high-tech body scanner
2TDTD a piece of computer equipment that allows written or printed information to be taken onto a computer and stored there [↪ scan]

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