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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

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

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Core \Core\, n. [OF. cor, coer, cuer, F. c[oe]ur, fr. L. cor heart. See Heart.] 1. The heart or inner part of a thing, as of a column, wall, rope, of a boil, etc.; especially, the central part of fruit, containing the kernels or seeds; as, the core of an apple or quince. [1913 Webster] A fever at the core, Fatal to him who bears, to all who ever bore. --Byron. [1913 Webster] 2. The center or inner part, as of an open space; as, the core of a square. [Obs.] --Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster] 3. The most important part of a thing; the essence; as, the core of a subject; -- also used attributively, as the core curriculum at a college. [1913 Webster +PJC] 4. (Founding) The portion of a mold which shapes the interior of a cylinder, tube, or other hollow casting, or which makes a hole in or through a casting; a part of the mold, made separate from and inserted in it, for shaping some part of the casting, the form of which is not determined by that of the pattern. [1913 Webster] 5. A disorder of sheep occasioned by worms in the liver. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell. [1913 Webster] 6. (Anat.) The bony process which forms the central axis of the horns in many animals. [1913 Webster] 7. (Elec.) A mass of iron or other ferrous metal, forming the central part of an electromagnet, such as those upon which the conductor of an armature, a transformer, or an induction coil is wound. Note: The presence of the iron intensifies the magnetic field created by a a current passing through the windings. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC] 8. (mining) a sample of earth or rock extracted from underground by a drilling device in such a manner that the layers of rock are preserved in the same order as they exist underground; as, to drill a core; to extract a core. The sample is typically removed with a rotating drill bit having a hollow center, and is thus shaped like a cylinder. [PJC] 9. (Computers) The main working memory of a digital computer system, which typically retains the program code being executed as well as the data structures that are manipulated by the program. Contrasted to ROM and data storage device. Note: The term was applied originally to the main memory, consisting of small ferromagnetic rings, that were used to store data in older computers, where each ring representing one bit of information by virtue of its state of magnetization. They were superseded by electronic data storage devices. Syn: core memory, random access memory, RAM [PJC] 10. (Geol.) the central part of the earth, believed to be a sphere with a radius of about 2100 miles, and composed primarily of molten iron with some nickel. It is distinguished from the crust and mantle. [PJC] 11. (Engineering) the central part of a nuclear reactor, containing the fissionable fuel. [PJC] Core box (Founding), a box or mold, usually divisible, in which cores are molded. Core print (Founding), a projecting piece on a pattern which forms, in the mold, an impression for holding in place or steadying a core. Core dump See core dump in the vocabulary. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

core dump \core" dump`\ (k[^o]r"d[u^]mp`), n. 1. (Computers) An complete and exact copy of the contents of a computer core[9], usually produced as a file when some serious error occurs in the execution of a computer program, and used for debugging the program which produced the error. [PJC] 2. Hence: A full account of a person's knowledge on some specific topic, usually produced in response to a question of some kind. It is a mildly deprecatory term, suggesting that the person producing the account was unable to prepare a more concise and understandable summary of the information; as, I just need the essentials, not a core dump. [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

core dump n 1: (computer science) dump of the contents of the chief registers in the CPU; usually used for debugging
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):

core dump n. [common Iron Age jargon, preserved by Unix] 1. [techspeak] A copy of the contents of core, produced when a process is aborted by certain kinds of internal error. 2. By extension, used for humans passing out, vomiting, or registering extreme shock. ?He dumped core. All over the floor. What a mess.? ?He heard about X and dumped core.? 3. Occasionally used for a human rambling on pointlessly at great length; esp. in apology: ?Sorry, I dumped core on you?. 4. A recapitulation of knowledge (compare bits, sense 1). Hence, spewing all one knows about a topic (syn. brain dump), esp. in a lecture or answer to an exam question. ?Short, concise answers are better than core dumps? (from the instructions to an exam at Columbia). See core. [76-07-18] A core dump lands our hero in hot water.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):

core dump 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] (2007-05-09)