scratch pad


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scratch pad

n.
1. A pad of paper for preliminary or hasty writing, notes, or sketches.
2. also scratch·pad (skrăch′păd′) Computers An internal register used for temporary storage of preliminary data or notes.

scratch pad

n
1. chiefly US and Canadian a notebook, esp one with detachable leaves
2. (Computer Science) computing a small semiconductor memory for temporary storage
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scratch pad - pad for preliminary or hasty writing or notes or sketches etc; "scribbling block" is a British term
notepad - a pad of paper for keeping notes
Translations

scratch pad

n (Am) → bloc-notes m inv
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They have all the documents they need on their scratch pad to release her but refuse to do so without the hard copy that they lost [but tracked down]," Nguyen told (http://www.
Just a pile of papers to shuffle around and sharp pencils and a scratch pad to make figures on, with maybe a little doodling on the side?
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- There is definitely something rotten in a state where the public procurement law has been turned into a scratch pad.
Features of the scratch pad allowed the student to adjust the line thickness of the pen, undo the last pen stroke, or erase the page.
Their topics include multi-core embedded systems design, resource allocation with inaccurate information, scheduling for phase change memory with scratch pad memory, task scheduling in multiprocessors to reduce peak temperature, and battery-aware scheduling for wireless sensor networks.
You have to use your finger to write on the scratch pad.
In the early 1960s the company began a magazine called The Zachry Way which became the vehicle for Clouds regular column From the Managers Scratch Pad.
Broader feature set with richer capabilities including support for Auto Complete, Auto Expand, Scratch Pad and Windows Desktop Search.
Windows Live Search is a substantial part of Microsoft's Internet overhaul, providing new features such as suggestions of related links, a scratch pad to enable storage of pictures and information, and easier browsing of searched images.
Administrators have a virtual scratch pad to revise and verify configuration changes without any danger of unexpected results when updating the new configuration.
The Scratch Pad is automatically saved with every letter typed, so there is no need to save it manually.
The mastermind behind it all is varsity swim coach Dave Barney, who sketched out the initial design on a yellow scratch pad in 1995.