(1) A term used
in computer programming
to describe when a program fails. The program then dumps a core, which, in the ancient
days of programming, poor code monkeys
had to go through
to see what was wrong.
(2) A term
used by anyone
familiar with definition (1) to mean a loss of memory.
> Segmentation Fault
It's the middle of the big exam, and everything rides on the knowledge the test-taker
for a long time. They're prepared to take the test when
"*(*#%#(*&%!!!! MY BRAIN JUST CORE DUMPED!"
And that's a core dump. There goes any chance
of a good grade.