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core dump

(programming, operating system, jargon)
Common Iron Age jargon, preserved by Unix for a memory dump.

The term is also used for a complete account of a human's knowledge on some subject (also brain dump), especially in a lecture or answer to an exam question.
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core dump

An earlier term for memory dump. See core storage.
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