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core dump

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A copy of the data stored in the core memory of a computer, usually used for debugging purposes.
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Noun1.core dump - (computer science) dump of the contents of the chief registers in the CPU; usually used for debugging
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
dump - (computer science) a copy of the contents of a computer storage device; sometimes used in debugging programs
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