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dump: n. 1. An undigested and voluminous mass of information about
   a problem or the state of a system, especially one routed to the
   slowest available output device (compare core dump), and most
   especially one consisting of hex or octal runes describing the
   byte-by-byte state of memory, mass storage, or some file.  In
   elder days, debugging was generally done by `groveling over'
   a dump (see grovel); increasing use of high-level languages
   and interactive debuggers has made such tedium uncommon, and the
   term `dump' now has a faintly archaic flavor.  2. A backup.  This
   usage is typical only at large timesharing installations.