Definition of Core dump

1. Noun. (computer science) dump of the contents of the chief registers in the CPU; usually used for debugging.

Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Generic synonyms: Dump

Definition of Core dump

1. Noun. (computing) The recorded state of the memory of a computer program at a specific time, generally when the program has terminated abnormally. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Core Dump

core biopsy
core bit
core competency
core constituency
core constituent
core curriculum
core drill
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core dump (current term)
core dumps
core group
core hole
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core hours
core inflation
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Literary usage of Core dump

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1. The Encyclopedia of Founding and Dictionary of Foundry Terms Used in the by Simpson Bolland (1894)
"... CORE. Dump.—A name given to the dirt or foundry waste- heap. Dusting-bag. — A blacking-bag. See BLACKING- BAO. Dyeing-metals.—See STAINS FOR METALS. ..."

2. Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow (2003)
"Just switch on guest access and I'll core- dump it to you. It's wild." I pulled up my HUD and switched on guest access. Tim pointed a finger at the terminal ..."

3. Programming in Lua by Roberto Ierusalimschy (2003)
"No matter how you use aC library, it should not corrupt C data or produce a core dump from Lua. To distinguish arrays from other userdata, ..."

4. Network Security by David J. Stang (1991)
"... "S" means the process ran with the set-user-id bit set, "D" means the process exited with a core dump, and "X" means the process was killed abnormally. ..."

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