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scratchpad

A CPU register or a reserved section of memory or disk that is used for temporary storage. See scratch tape and scratch disk.
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The average number of times per unit that students accessed app features such as hints, videos, and the Scratch Pad was computed (note: there was no limit to how often students could use these features).
In the early 1960s the company began a magazine called The Zachry Way which became the vehicle for Clouds regular column From the Managers Scratch Pad. Cloud authored 136 articles between 1962 and 1992 and was asked to write one last installment in 2006.
The mastermind behind it all is varsity swim coach Dave Barney, who sketched out the initial design on a yellow scratch pad in 1995.
The blades are easier to clean than traditional stainless steel electrodes, no scratch pad or scraping is necessary.
On a Friday morning, with music technician Tony Rowe keeping a watchful eye over proceedings, year nine pupils Sean and Liam burst into the room, Liam taking his place at the mixing desk and moving his right index finger over the scratch pad. Sean, meanwhile, takes the microphone for a stint of MC-ing.
Romanow scribbled the details down on a scratch pad. Late that night, most of the so-called Gang of Eight gathered in the Chateau Laurier Hotel.
I will sometimes write a question such as 'Muscle aches?' on a scratch pad and have them answer yes or no," said Dr.
Have some sandpaper around for striking since the wax may wear off the scratch pad on the box.
ParaGraph PenOffice 2000 is special inking software that lets a user add a signature or handwritten notes to Word documents, and lets users jot ideas on an electronic scratch pad for digital importing.
The line-checker tool acts as a scratch pad for a browser session.
Fillies: Cash Run, 8st 11lb; Chilukki, 8st 11lb; Surfside, 8st 11lb; Circle Of Life, 8st 7lb; Darling My Darling, 8st 7lb; Scratch Pad, 8st 6lb; Spain, 8st 6lb; Jostle, 8st 5lb.
He points to a scratch pad. "Here, I've sketched out a little model.