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core dump

n.
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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"RNA, for those who know about computers, is kind of like the RAM (random access memory), the working memory of the cell." The RNA sample acts like a memory image or 'core dump' to reveal the processes of the as-yet unknown bacterium it came from.
Jim Tomsic, director of information technology for Ozanam Hall of Queens Nursing Home, cautions that "without defining data, and how it's traded back and forth, a core dump of data isn't all that helpful because it's too voluminous to be useful.
With too much room to maneuver, many of the most suspect service providers elected to not only disclosure fees, but to do so in a core dump that rivals the best of "Where's Waldo?" except in this case it was "Where's the Fees?" and many folks just plain ignored the data.