[ skrey-ping ]
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  1. the act of a person or thing that scrapes.

  2. the sound of something being scraped.

  1. Usually scrapings. something that is scraped off, up, or together.

  2. Digital Technology. the process of extracting data from a digital source for automated replication, formatting, or manipulation by a computer program, as in data mining or website data analysis: screen scraping;web scraping;URL scraping.

Origin of scraping

A late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at scrape, -ing1

Other words from scraping

  • scrap·ing·ly, adverb
  • non·scrap·ing, adjective
  • un·scrap·ing, adjective

Words Nearby scraping Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use scraping in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for scraping


/ (ˈskreɪpɪŋ) /

  1. the act of scraping

  2. a sound produced by scraping

  1. (often plural) something scraped off, together, or up; a small amount

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