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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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Merehbi said the Srar dump is ready to receive Beirut's trash within the next few days.
Dumps continued to be made right through into the 20th century, until bottle-making became totally mechanised.
We see some signs of change like establishment of secured landfills and TSDFs in states that were earlier refusing to do so, display of information on hazardous waste at factory gates, initiation of projects to clean up dumps, and stern action to close down violators," says Gopalkrishnan Thyagarajan, chairman of the SCMC.
As illegal dumping often occurs in remote areas, the forest cameras will supplement monitoring of dump sites by foresters and volunteers.
Though the PRI no longer controls the country, this system remains at most Mexican dumps.
The study didn't include enough soil samples to give a reliable estimate of the magnitude of the problem caused by these dumps, says Karl-Werner Schramm, a dioxin researcher at the Institute of Ecological Chemistry in Neuherberg, Germany.
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.
Clarisse Friloux had always believed that the Campbell Wells oil field waste dump site was accepting only drilling mud.
Ahearn was ordered to help dump 200 plastic bags full of garbage into the ocean every day, along with old computers and desks, hazardous solvents, and raw sewage - all in violation of environmental laws and the Navy's own rules.
In the Niagara area alone, Occidental has two other dumps with three to four times as much hazardous waste, and the EPA doesn't even rank Love Canal in the top 10 percent of the nation's most dangerous waste sites.
According to the agreement, Aero will now offer Poly Hi Solidur's QuickSilver(R) and DuraPro(TM) on-road dump trucks and dump trailer liners across North America.
All it means is that operator Browning-Ferris Industries gets to run both dumps as one, and therefore does not have to maintain two sets of operations with two sets of rules and dump faces.