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    n. A hardware or (especially) software bug that makes an implementation effectively unusable; one that absolutely has to be fixed before development can go... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


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    core


    n. Main storage or RAM. Dates from the days of ferrite-core memory; now archaic as techspeak most places outside IBM, but also still used in the UNIX community and by old-time hackers or those who would sound like them. Some derived idioms are quite current; `in core', for example, means `in memory' (as opposed to `on disk'), and both core dump and the `core image' or `core file' produced by one are terms in favor. Commonwealth hackish prefers store.