What is a scanner? Definition and usage

LAST UPDATE: August 30th, 2018

Definition

A scanner is a piece of office equipment used to scan a document or photo.

It is often part of a larger multifunction printer that has print, scan, copy, and fax capabilities.

Usage

Scanners are used to scan documents for use on a computer, or as part of a multifunction printer as part of the process of copying or faxing.