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scratch pad

noun
1.
a pad of paper used for jotting down ideas, informal notes, preliminary writing, etc.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95, Americanism
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Examples from the web for scratch pad
  • These features include a spell checker and a scratch pad window.
  • The scratch pad is designed to give you a quick and easy way to record and organize notes and ideas.
  • The operator also has an electronic scratch pad to enter any notes or comments.
British Dictionary definitions for scratch pad

scratch pad

noun
1.
(mainly US & Canadian) a notebook, esp one with detachable leaves
2.
(computing) a small semiconductor memory for temporary storage
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