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1. Computer peripheral or a stand-alone device that converts a document, film, graphic, or photograph to a digital image, manipulable through an appropriate software. When used with an optical character recognition (OCR) software, a scanner can convert printed, typewritten (and, with some devices, handwritten) text into a digital file that can be read by a word processor.
2. Alternative term for barcode reader.

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Kelly used the new scanner in her home office to share old family photographs with the readers of her blog.
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Using a scanner can be a quick and efficient way to make a copy of a drivers license or pass port if you need that done.
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The cashier used a scanner on all of my grocery items so that they could input the price of the items a lot easier than entering them manually.
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