scratchpad

scratchpad
scratchpad [skrach′pad΄]
n.
a pad of paper for jotting notes, doing simple calculations, etc.

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scratch pad n.
1. A pad of paper for preliminary or hasty writing, notes, or sketches.
2. also scratch·pad (skrăchʹpăd') Computer Science. An internal register used for temporary storage of preliminary data or notes.

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