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  • adverb With the action of scratching.

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  • verb Present participle of scratch.

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  • noun a harsh noise made by scraping


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  • “Scratching” in the language of computer science means to reuse code that can be beneficial and effectively used for other purposes and easily combined, shared and adapted to new scenarios, which is a key feature in Scratch – “remix”, in which users can download and build up on public projects uploaded and developed by other users. Wikipedia

    February 22, 2016