dump


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Wikipedia.
Related to dump: Brain dump

dump

1
1. a place or area where waste materials are dumped
2. Slang chiefly US an act of defecation

dump

2
Obsolete a mournful song; lament

dump

[dəmp]
(computer science)
To copy the contents of all or part of a storage, usually from an internal storage device into an external storage device.
(electronics)
To withdraw all power from a system or component accidentally or intentionally.
(ordnance)
A temporary storage area, usually in the open, for bombs, ammunition, equipment, or supplies.

dump

i. A storage area for weapons, as in a bomb dump.
ii. To jettison a part of an aircraft's fuel for either operational or safety considerations.

dump

(operating system)
1. An undigested and voluminous mass of information about a problem or the state of a system, especially one routed to the slowest available output device (compare core dump), and most especially one consisting of hexadecimal or octal runes describing the byte-by-byte state of memory, mass storage, or some file. In elder days, debugging was generally done by "groveling over" a dump (see grovel); increasing use of high-level languages and interactive debuggers has made such tedium uncommon, and the term "dump" now has a faintly archaic flavour.

2. A backup. This usage is typical only at large time-sharing installations.

Unix manual page: dump(1).

dump

To print the contents of memory, disk or tape without any report formatting. See memory dump.
References in periodicals archive ?
But the San Isidro dump continues to accept garbage including hospital waste, with the mayor's knowledge.
dmp Size: Triple the size of a kernel or automatic dump file
We are seeking to spread public awareness of the risks entailed in setting up a dump in the Srar area because pollution will not be confined to some villages, but it will engulf all the district," he said.
The first dumps were probably made by the Yorkshire bottle making companies, J Kilner, J Tower and Redfearn Brothers around 1829, firms which stamped many of their dumps with their maker's mark.
In Bhopal, action groups have demanded that Dow Chemical--with whom Union Carbide merged in 2001--pay for the cleanup of toxic dumps at the closed Union Carbide plant.
Page 2-19 of TM 9-2320-272-10 tells how to use the dump body's bedlocks.
Full-length dump frame with front saddles supports the body during dump mode
In poor urban areas of underdeveloped countries, people frequently set fire to refuse that accumulates along streets and in unofficial dumps.
Most operator manuals for dump trailers caution about making sure that the load is dumped on level ground because the extension of a long box into the air can be hazardous with even the smallest degree of tilt to the chassis.
Everyone has garbage to dump, but no one wants garbage dumped near them.
During his study Dolyny learned that the "standard Canadian dump is spewing uncontrolled amounts of methane into the atmosphere, which is a leading contributor to the growing problem of greenhouse gas pollution," Dolyny says.