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electronic scanning[i‚lek′trän·ik ′skan·iŋ]
Scanning in which an electron beam, controlled by electric or magnetic fields, is swept over the area under examination, in contrast to mechanical or electromechanical scanning. Also known as electronic raster scanning.
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The process of moving an aerial array electronically instead of mechanically, as in an electronically phased array radar.
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