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brain dump

noun phrase

To talk, explain, expatiate: Go hang around a mouse potato and see if you can get him to geek out and do a brain dump

[1990s+ Computer; based on screen dump, a computer command to print everything appearing on the monitor screen]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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brain dump in Technology


(The act of telling someone) everything one knows about a particular topic. Typically used when someone is going to let a new party maintain a piece of code. Conceptually analogous to an operating system core dump in that it saves a lot of useful state before an exit. "You'll have to give me a brain dump on FOOBAR before you start your new job at HackerCorp." At Sun, this is also known as "TOI" (transfer of information).
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The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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