After some time lurking, I've finally decided to post. I've seen people refer to "info dumps". I've googled this, tried to figure out what exactly it is, but I just can't understand. Could someone please simply explain what an info dump is? For example, in my novel, I'm writing 3rd person omniscient. Sometimes, in response to what someone says or in order to explain something better, I'll spend a few paragraphs doing a short history/explanation of character. I did it when explaining why a CEO wanted to undergo a certain project and also why a certain animal geneticist was shamed by the public. These are things that would not fit in normal dialogue, but are important (in my opinion) for the reader to know, because they give background information. So am I committed an info dump here? Should I try and weave it into dialogue? I just have no idea if I'm guilty of a dreaded "info dump" or not. Thanks!