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Definition of info dump in English:

noun

A very large amount of information supplied all at once, especially as background information in a narrative: the movie begins with a lengthy expository info dump
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  • Once More, With Feeling, Season Six's barnstorming musical, is in essence little more than a colossal info dump, manoeuvring every character into place for the second half of the season.
  • The first act's flashbacks - the dense, information-heavy act where we get an info dump on the world of Watchmen - focus mostly on The Comedian, and just like in the book when his funeral is over he moves out of the story, showing up rarely.
  • That kind of exposition normally requires an 'info dump' guaranteed to slow the pace of any narrative.

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