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core dump

noun, Computers.
a copy of main memory that is printed, displayed, or recorded on an output medium.
Also called memory dump. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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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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memory dump in Technology

programming, operating system, jargon
(Or "core dump") A file on hard disk (traditionally called "core") containing a copy of the contents of a process's memory, produced when a process is aborted by certain kinds of internal error or signal.
Debuggers like adb and gdb can load the dump file and display the information it contains about the state of the running program. This can be related to the program code, both object code and, in a source-level debugger, the source code. Information includes the contents of registers, the call stack and all other program data.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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