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1. (v.) To convert a document or a graphic on paper or on film to a digital image format. 2. (n.) In relation to video terminology, the rapid journey of the scanning spot back and forth across the scan lines on the back side of a screen. 3. (n.) In laser disc technology, a mode of play in which the player skips over several disc tracks and displays occasional frames as it passes.