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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.
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That's in addition to large amounts of toxic wastes generated and dumped by local industries every day.
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Sand reclamation is not a replacement for new sand purchases--it merely keeps the useful material in the sand for the maximum amount of time, reducing both the amount of new sand required and used sand to be dumped.
where waste is dumped into five- or six-acre plots called cells and the methane gas is kept from seeping into the environment.
Gardai have vowed to prosecute anyone found to be associated with an illegal dump, including the companies which were given the contract, the sub-contractors who dumped the waste and the landowners.
Yet we can't pass along those higher costs to customers because we're competing against dumped, subsidized steel.