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core dump

noun, Computers.
1.
a copy of main memory that is printed, displayed, or recorded on an output medium.
Also called memory dump.
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Slang definitions & phrases for core dump

core dump

verb phrase
  1. To empty out the central memory of a computer
  2. To explain oneself fully; say one's piece, esp in the mode of complaint: One of the semiconductor makers here went to see her manager the other day. Later she told a friend that she had ''core dumped'' on the boss (1980s+ Computers)

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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core dump in Technology

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)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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