Definition of scratchpad in English:


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


chiefly North American
1A notepad.
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  • 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.
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  • Rather than just being something of an open scratch pad, JotSpot lets people build their own software programs.

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