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notepad

[noht-pad] /ˈnoʊtˌpæd/
noun
1.
a pad of blank pages for writing notes.
Origin of notepad
1920-1925
1920-25; note + pad1
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  • Suzanne recovered herself after a second and put away her notepad.

    Makers Cory Doctorow
  • He took a notepad from his belt pouch and wrote rapidly, sealing the note and giving it to Dorflay.

    Ministry of Disturbance Henry Beam Piper
  • Browne stared for a moment, then dragged over a notepad, wondering how his publicity boys had missed this one.

    Ye of Little Faith Roger Phillips Graham
  • When he got back to Tortha Karf's office, the Chief was awake, and doodling on his notepad with his multicolor pen.

    Time Crime H. Beam Piper
  • As soon as the room was empty, he hastened to his desk, snatched pencil and notepad.

    The Edge of the Knife Henry Beam Piper
Word Origin and History for notepad
n.

1907, from note (n.) + pad (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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notepad in Technology

text, tool
The very basic text editor supplied with Microsoft Windows.
(1998-01-05)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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