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- n. A pad of paper for preliminary notes or sketches or writings, etc.
- n. A piece of temporary memory to hold details of a current conversation, usually scratchpad memory.
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- n. (computer science) a high-speed internal memory used for temporary storage of preliminary information
scratch + pad. (Wiktionary)