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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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Now the waters are no longer fit to drink, he said, due to the dump leachate.
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It is up to us to make the site into a sanitary landfill, because we do not accept that Srar becomes a dump," he said, appropriating the name of a campaign to refuse the trash transfer.
The value of glass dumps has declined somewhat in recent years.
Currently, wastes cannot be re-exported after 30 days, so many exporters simply dump them at ports.
A source said: "Officers from the CAB will be given all their details and illegal dump operators will be slapped with tax bills and CAB will apply for seizure of assets orders in the High Court.
It turned out, says Friloux, that truckloads of benzine and other chemicals had been shipped to the Campbell Wells dump site and mixed in with the other waste from the oil rigs offshore.
In the early 1980s, as larger than 170 t |short~ two-axle rear dumps were beginning to be introduced, the unitised Kress hauler and the tractor-trailer offerings were increasing in size.
The bottom line is, we do not dump hazardous materials," says Captain Ray Archer, supply officer for the Pacific fleet.
If it decides the area is unsafe, it is sending a diswrbing message to the countless number of people who live around other dumps across the nation.
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