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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

All the food we eat - every grain of rice and kernel of corn - has been genetically modified. None of it was here before mankind learned to cultivate crops. The question isn't whether our food has been modified, but how.
Michael Specter

Must is a hard nut to crack, but it has a sweet kernel.
Charles Spurgeon

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

There are lots of Linux users who don't care how the kernel works, but only want to use it. That is a tribute to how good Linux is.
Linus Torvalds

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
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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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