/skan’oh/ An error in a document caused by a scanner glitch, analogous to a typo or thinko.
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  • Scan register

    (circuit design) A digital logic circuit which can act either as a flip-flop or as a serial shift register and which is used to form a scan path. The most common design is a multiplexed flip-flop: ___ ____ normal in –| \ | | | |——|D Q|—- normal/scan output scan in —-|___/ mux | | […]

  • Scansion

    noun, Prosody. 1. the metrical analysis of verse. The usual marks for scansion are ˘ for a short or unaccented syllable, ¯ or · for a long or accented syllable, ^ for a rest, | for a foot division, and ‖ for a caesura or pause. noun 1. the analysis of the metrical structure of […]

  • Scansorial

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