core dump

core dump

noun Computers.
a copy of main memory that is printed, displayed, or recorded on an output medium.
Also called memory dump.
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core dump definition

programming, operating system, jargon
Common Iron Age jargon, preserved by Unix for a memory dump.
The term is also used for a complete account of a human's knowledge on some subject (also brain dump), especially in a lecture or answer to an exam question.
[Jargon File]
(2007-05-09)

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