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Definition of Kernel

Kernel

  1. The essential part of a seed; all that is within the seed walls; the edible substance contained in the shell of a nut; hence, anything included in a shell, husk, or integument; as, the kernel of a nut. See Illust. of Endocarp.
  2. A single seed or grain; as, a kernel of corn.
  3. A small mass around which other matter is concreted; a nucleus; a concretion or hard lump in the flesh.
  4. The central, substantial or essential part of anything; the gist; the core; as, the kernel of an argument.
  5. To harden or ripen into kernels; to produce kernels.

Kernel Quotations

Every once in a while, someone will mail me a single popcorn kernel that didn't pop. I'll get out a fresh kernel, tape it to a piece of paper and mail it back to them.
Orville Redenbacher

Anything that promotes a kernel of science, even though it's exaggerated and hyped by Hollywood, I think is a step forward. We in the ivory tower ultimately have to realize that in some sense we have to sing for our supper.
Michio Kaku

The way the Beloved can fit in my heart, two thousand lives could fit in this body of mine. One kernel could contain a thousand bushels, and a hundred worlds pass through the eye of the needle.
Rumi

Android is very different from the GNU/Linux operating system because it contains very little of GNU. Indeed, just about the only component in common between Android and GNU/Linux is Linux, the kernel.
Richard Stallman

Walnuts have a shell, and they have a kernel. Religions are the same. They have an essence, but then they have a protective coating. This is not the only way to put it. But it's my way. So the kernels are the same. However, the shells are different.
Huston Smith
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Kernel Translations

kernel in Afrikaans is pit
kernel in Dutch is pit, kern
kernel in Finnish is ydin
kernel in French is noyau
kernel in German is Samenkern, Wesen, kernel, Kern, Kern
kernel in Portuguese is semente

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