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Analyze vs. Scan

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Analyze

To examine methodically by separating into parts and studying their interrelations.
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Scan

To look at carefully or thoroughly, especially in search of something; examine
The sailor scanned the horizon for signs of land.
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Analyze

(Chemistry) To make a chemical analysis of.
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Scan

To look over quickly or read hastily
I scanned the newspaper while eating breakfast.
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Analyze

(Mathematics) To make a mathematical analysis of.
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Scan

(Computers)To search (stored data) automatically for specific data.
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Analyze

To psychoanalyze.
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Scan

To direct a finely focused beam of light or electrons in a systematic pattern over (a surface) in order to reproduce or sense and subsequently transmit an image.
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Analyze

(transitive) To subject to analysis.
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Scan

To direct a radar beam in a systematic pattern across (a sector of sky) in search of a target.
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Analyze

(transitive) To resolve (anything complex) into its elements.
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Scan

To encode (text, for example) in digital format by means of an optical scanner.
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Analyze

(transitive) To separate into the constituent parts, for the purpose of an examination of each separately.
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Scan

(Medicine)To direct x-rays or other energy at (a body or body part) in order to produce an image, as with a CT scanner.
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Analyze

(transitive) To examine in such a manner as to ascertain the elements or nature of the thing examined; as, to analyze a fossil substance, to analyze a sentence or a word, or to analyze an action to ascertain its morality.
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Scan

To pass (luggage, for example) through a detector at a security checkpoint in order to detect weapons or banned materials.
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Analyze

To subject to analysis; to resolve (anything complex) into its elements; to separate into the constituent parts, for the purpose of an examination of each separately; to examine in such a manner as to ascertain the elements or nature of the thing examined; to consider in detail in order to discover essential features or meaning; as, to analyze an action to ascertain its morality; to analyse a sonnet by Shakespeare; to analyse the evidence in a criminal trial; to analyse your real motives.
No one, I presume, can analyze the sensations of pleasure or pain.
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Scan

To analyze (verse) into metrical patterns.
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Analyze

Make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features; as, to analyse a specimen; to analyze a fossil substance; to analyze a sentence or a word; to analyse a chemical compound.
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Scan

To analyze verse into metrical patterns.
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Analyze

Subject to psychoanalytic treatment.
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Scan

To conform to a metrical pattern
Does this line scan?.
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Analyze

Consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning;
Analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare
Analyze the evidence in a criminal trial
Analyze your real motives
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Scan

The act or an instance of scanning
My scan of the files.
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Analyze

Make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features;
Analyze a specimen
Analyze a sentence
Analyze a chemical compound
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Scan

The action or process of scanning a body or body part.
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Analyze

Break down into components or essential features;
Analyze today's financial market
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Scan

An image produced by scanning.
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Analyze

Subject to psychoanalytic treatment;
I was analyzed in Vienna by a famous psychiatrist
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Scan

(transitive) To examine sequentially, carefully, or critically; to scrutinize; to behold closely.
She scanned the passage carefully but could not find what she was looking for.
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Scan

(transitive) To look about for; to look over quickly.
He scanned the horizon.
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Scan

To inspect, analyse or go over, often to find something.
To scan the hard drive for errors
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Scan

To perform lexical analysis; to tokenize.
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Scan

To create an image of something with the use of a scanner.
To scan a photograph
To scan internal organs by means of computed tomography
Pencil drawings don't scan very well.
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Scan

To read with an electronic device.
To scan a barcode
To scan a QR code
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Scan

To mount by steps; to go through with step by step.
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Scan

To read or mark so as to show a specific metre.
To scan verse
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Scan

(intransitive) To conform to a metrical structure.
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Scan

Close investigation.
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Scan

(computing) An instance of scanning.
The operators vacated the room during the scan.
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Scan

(computing) The result or output of a scanning process.
The doctors looked at the scans and made a diagnosis.
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Scan

To mount by steps; to go through with step by step.
Nor stayed till she the highest stage had scand.
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Scan

Specifically (Pros.), to go through with, as a verse, marking and distinguishing the feet of which it is composed; to show, in reading, the metrical structure of; to recite metrically.
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Scan

To go over and examine point by point; to examine with care; to look closely at or into; to scrutinize.
The actions of men in high stations are all conspicuous, and liable to be scanned and sifted.
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Scan

To examine quickly, from point to point, in search of something specific; as, to scan an article for mention of a particular person.
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Scan

To form an image or an electronic representation of, by passing a beam of light or electrons over, and detecting and recording the reflected or transmitted signal.
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Scan

The act of scanning; systematic examination of a prescribed region;
He made a thorough scan of the beach with his binoculars
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Scan

An image produced by scanning;
He analyzed the brain scan
You could see the tumor in the CAT scan
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Scan

Examine minutely or intensely;
The surgeon scanned the X-ray
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Scan

Examine hastily;
She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi
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Scan

Make a wide, sweeping search of;
The beams scanned the night sky
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Scan

Conform to a metrical pattern
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Scan

Move a light beam over; in electronics, to reproduce an image
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Scan

Read metrically;
Scan verses
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Scan

Obtain data from magnetic tapes;
This dictionary can be read by the computer
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