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.

[Jargon File]

Last updated: 2007-05-09

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