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Based on the What is a Word/Phrase™,


If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it a Scanning Word™.

Use the following examples below to find the rule.

$$ % set Title text. (spaces around the text ARE important; do not remove.) % increase Pad value only if your entries are longer than the title bar. % \def\Pad{\P{0.0}} \def\Title{\textbf{ Scanning }} % \def\S#1#2{\Space{#1}{20px}{#2px}}\def\P#1{\V{#1em}}\ \def\V#1{\S{#1}{9}} \def\T{\Title\textbf{Words}^{\;\!™}\Pad}\def\NT{\Pad\textbf{Not}\T\ }\displaystyle \smash{\lower{29px}\bbox[yellow]{\phantom{\rlap{rubio.2018.03.05}\S{6px}{0} \begin{array}{cc}\Pad\T&\NT\\\end{array}}}}\atop\def\V#1{\S{#1}{5}} \begin{array}{|c|c|}\hline\Pad\T&\NT\\\hline % \text{ SECT }&\text{ BLANK }\\ \hline \text{ QUIP }&\text{ SWEAT }\\ \hline \text{ WET }&\text{ SEEN }\\ \hline \text{ DRIP }&\text{ LUMP }\\ \hline \text{ SCRUM }&\text{ RAM }\\ \hline \text{ DRY }&\text{ BEER }\\ \hline \text{ AIL }&\text{ PINES }\\ \hline \text{ THUMP }&\text{ STINK }\\ \hline \text{ DRUM }&\text{ FAIL }\\ \hline \text{ BUMP }&\text{ HEAL }\\ \hline \end{array}$$ (image archive)

CSV version:

Scanning Words™,Not Scanning Words™
SECT,BLANK
QUIP,SWEAT
WET,SEEN
DRIP,LUMP
SCRUM,RAM
DRY,BEER
AIL,PINES
THUMP,STINK
DRUM,FAIL
BUMP,HEAL

And no, it is not the font.


This is my first try on What is a Word™/Phrase™, please let me know on how to improve.

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    $\begingroup$ Just to point out, that is not CSV. $\endgroup$ – MikeTheLiar May 7 '18 at 16:19
  • $\begingroup$ (Feel free to borrow the template I built for these. Latest version is 2018.03.05 and can be found, e.g. here) $\endgroup$ – Rubio May 9 '18 at 0:50
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A Scanning Word™ is a word that

is typed strictly from left to right on a standard QWERTY keyboard layout (in roughly hexagonal key positions). SCRUM disambiguates the very close C and R, which allows us to infer the correct order. SEEN suggests that repeated letters are disallowed. More precisely, any subsequence of "QAZWSXEDCRFVTGBYHNUJMIKOLP".

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