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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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