scratchpad(redirected from scratch tape)
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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.
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|Noun||1.||scratchpad - (computer science) a high-speed internal memory used for temporary storage of preliminary information|
computer, computing device, computing machine, data processor, electronic computer, information processing system - a machine for performing calculations automatically