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a. waste material or used articles, esp metal, often collected and reprocessed
b. (as modifier): scrap iron



metallic raw material in the form of industrial waste and rejects, intended for remelting into usable metal.


Any solid material cutting or reject of a manufacturing operation, which may be suitable for recycling as feedstock to the primary operation; for example, scrap from plastic or glass molding or metalworking.


Something written at CSIR, Pretoria, South Africa in the late 1970s. It ran on Interdata and Perkin-Elmer computers and was in use until the late 1980s.

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Presently, only a handful of companies in the United States are capable of handling many of the large vessels that need to be scrapped by MARAD.
With the increased use of high-energy accelerators for product sterilization, medical diagnostics and cancer therapy applications, it is possible for such user equipment to be scrapped without the proper disposal methods being observed.