a device, system, etc. used for systematically examining something or gathering data, esp. at a distance or through obstacles
That cabinet became instantly a manifold scanner…. Simultaneously there appeared in the air above the machine a three-dimensional model of all the Galaxies there listed.
They had a scanner on it now and by stepping up illumination to the utmost, and magnification to the point where the image was as rough as an old-fashioned half-tone cut, they brought the strange ship to the visiplate as a six-inch miniature.
‘What kind of amateur outfit do you think the Patrol is?’ Ezra demanded injuredly. ‘O’ course we searched them. We used the X-Ray “scanner” on each convict as he was brought into the ship.’
Just as a picture is reproduced at the receiving end in a series of lines which lie closely packed in the same plane, this machine of the professor’s genius scans the body in all its details by means of an x-ray, duplicating every cell in its entirety in a carbon simulation. As the scanner passed over Paula’s body, the carbon particles in the cabinet were arranged into an exact duplication of her body down to the last particle.
Thorne would give it the works. He would set it up in solidographs, down to the last shattered piece of glass and plastic. He would have it analyzed and diagramed and the robots would put it in scanners that would peel it and record it molecule by molecule.
Fylh had triggered the scanner and it should be recording as they flew.
Aboard the Enterprise, all controls on the transporter have gone dead. Their scanners, communicators, all contact with the planet has been lost.
The forward scanners were operative and recording.
Our scanners cannot penetrate this material.
First he used the instrument to scan the plate. Then he swept the scanner over the entire area.
The targeting system showed two hostile fighters. I checked the tactical scanner, which told me the ships had identical capabilities.
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In the compilation of some entries, HDSF has drawn extensively on corresponding entries in OED.