scan-n; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: a systematic visual inspection or examination

Commentary: SCAN[+event][+examination][+systematic][+visual]

John made a quick scan of the sports pages to find the results.
The military scout made a scan of the entire beach through his binoculars.
The yoga instructor told the class to make an internal scan of their bodes during the meditation.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a digital image assembled by an electronic machine

Commentary: SCAN[+artifact][+image][+digital][+assembled][+by_machine][+electronic]

The doctor scheduled a CAT scan of the patient's abdomen.
The brain scan revealed a small tumor near the corpus callosum.
The scan of this document is of rather poor resolution.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2