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Meaning of SCRATCH

Pronunciation:  skrach

 
Matching Terms:  scratch along, scratch awl, scratch coat, scratch disk, scratch monkey, scratch out, scratch pad, scratch paper, scratch player, scratch race, scratch sheet, scratch test, scratch up, scratchback, scratchbrush, scratched, scratcher, scratchiness, scratching, scratchpad, scratchpad i, scratchpad ii, scratchweed, scratchwork, scratchy

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1. (From "scratchpad") Describes a data structure or recording medium attached to a machine for testing or temporary-use purposes; one that can be scribbled on without loss. Usually in the combining forms "scratch memory", "scratch register", "scratch disk", "scratch tape", "scratch volume".

See also scratch monkey.

2. (primarily ibm) To delete (as in a file).

[jargon file]

 

 

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