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Related to scrap: scrape
a. waste material or used articles, esp metal, often collected and reprocessed
b. (as modifier): scrap iron
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
metallic raw material in the form of industrial waste and rejects, intended for remelting into usable metal.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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