Share this entry

Share this page

scratchpad

Syllabification: scratch·pad
Pronunciation: /ˈskraCHˌpad
 
/
(also scratch pad)

Definition of scratchpad in English:

noun

chiefly North American
1A notepad.
Example sentences
  • He also keeps on that clipboard a scratch pad where he jots down ideas for a screenplay he's developing (he wouldn't share the details) and verses for his hobby as a spoken-word poet.
  • Dom took another paper off the scratch pad from the bag of supplies that he still carried and began transferring the clue's symbols.
  • Ash and Lari would exchange looks every few minutes while Dara scribbled numbers and letters down on a faded yellow scratch pad.
1.1 Computing A small, fast memory for the temporary storage of data.
Example sentences
  • Rather than just being something of an open scratch pad, JotSpot lets people build their own software programs.

Definition of scratchpad in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day tenebrous
Pronunciation: ˈtɛnɪbrəs
adjective
dark; shadowy or obscure