/ skAn; skAn/ v (-nn-)
Tn] look at every part of (sth) carefully; examine (sth) with great attention 细看(某物)的各部; 仔细检查(某物): He scanned the horizon, looking for land. 他细看天水相连的地方, 寻找陆地.
[Tn] (a) (of a searchlight, etc) pass across (an area) (指探照灯等)扫掠(某处): The flashlight's beam scanned every corner of the room. 手电筒的光束扫遍屋内各个角落. (b) (medical 医) obtain an image of (a body or part of the body) with a scanner 用扫描器扫描(身体或身体的部位).
[Tn] glance at (eg a document) quickly but not very thoroughly 匆匆而粗略地看(如文件): She scanned the newspaper over breakfast. 她吃着早饭把报纸大略看了一遍.
(a) [Tn] analyse the metre of (a line of verse) by noting how it is stressed and how many syllables it has, as in `Mary / 5had a/`little/`lamb 划分(诗句)的音步(如`Mary/`had a/`little/`lamb.) (b) [I] (of verse) have a proper metrical pattern (指诗句)符合韵律: a line that does not scan 一行不合韵律的诗句 * The verses scan well. 这些诗句韵律严谨.
[Tn] (in television, etc) pass an electronic beam over (sth), esp so as to produce a picture on a screen (电视等)扫描.
> scan n act of scanning (scan 2b) 扫描: a `body scan, ie done by a scanner 全身扫描 * a `brain scan 脑扫描.
scanner n machine for scanning (scan 2b), esp one used by doctors, which uses a computer to give a picture of the inside of the body from a series of X-rays or other techniques 扫描器(尤指医疗用的).
scansion / 5skAnFn; `skAnFEn/ n [U] scanning of verse; way in which verse scans 韵律分析; 韵律法.