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scraping

[ skrey-ping ]
/ ˈskreɪ pɪŋ /
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noun

the act of a person or thing that scrapes.
the sound of something being scraped.
Usually scrapings. something that is scraped off, up, or together.
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.

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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, adverbnon·scrap·ing, adjectiveun·scrap·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for scraping

scraping
/ (ˈskreɪpɪŋ) /

noun

the act of scraping
a sound produced by scraping
(often plural) something scraped off, together, or up; a small amount
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