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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.
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Noun1.scratchpad - (computer science) a high-speed internal memory used for temporary storage of preliminary information
computer memory, computer storage, memory board, store, memory, storage - an electronic memory device; "a memory and the CPU form the central part of a computer to which peripherals are attached"
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Translations

scratchpad

[ˈskrætʃpæd] N (US) → bloc m (para apuntes o para borrador)
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Write it down--on your kneeboard, on a sticky note or by using your EFB's scratchpad. If you have the technology, you can draw your taxi clearance's route on the airport diagram/taxi chart.
Sometimes called the workbench or scratchpad of the mind, it's crucial for things like taking medications, paying bills, buying groceries or planning, Reinhart said.
* The Playwrights Realm in New York City has named the playwrights selected for the second installment of its Scratchpad Series.
* 136KB L1 SRAM with multi-parity-bit protection (64KB instruction, 64KB data, 8KB scratchpad)
It takes a minute on your part to advise, having to flip your way around the tablet for a scratchpad. You get direct to XPLOR (to the southwest of your route) then direct destination; you copy this and adjust accordingly.
According to conventions, the CONVERT command is issued to start the measurement, READ_SCRATCHPAD command to read the SCRATCHPAD area which stored the measured value, and READ_MEMORY command to read the additional memory contents.
*** Scratchpad 2015 Rose of Pinot Noir (North Coast; $10)
Each core is allocated 12KB of instruction cache and 64 KB of local scratchpad memory.
Each thread controls a region of the scratchpad memory, allocated at boot time.
Though she has not been told, Shannon has been brought in to test a new Expedia feature, known as Scratchpad, that the online travel broker hopes will bring travelers back to the site daily between the time they start planning a trip and the day they make a purchase.