(redirected from scrapping)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Idioms.


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.

References in periodicals archive ?
Also, Kuntz says the company has to perform detailed daily reports noting how much fuel was extracted and the extent of the scrapping.
Companies required to clean up their own air pollution can buy credits for smog decreases achieved by the scrapping program instead.
Since the supply of scrap from sources such as the manufacture and scrapping of automobiles is not increasing to the same extent, a scrap 'crunch' may result," he said.