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From LoveToKnow 1911

'KERNEL (O.E.' cyrnel, a diminutive of "corn," seed, grain), the soft and frequently edible part contained within the hard outer husk of a nut or the stone of a fruit; also used in botany of the nucleus of a seed, the body within its several integuments or coats, and generally of the nucleus or core of any structure; hence, figuratively, the pith or gist of any matter.


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From Old English cyrnel, diminutive of corn (seed)

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kernel

Plural
kernels

kernel (plural kernels)

  1. The core, center, or essence of an object or system.
  2. The centre (usually edible) part of a nut, especially once the hard shell has been removed.
  3. A single seed or grain, especially of corn or wheat.
  4. (computing) The central part of many computer operating systems which manages the system's resources and the communication between hardware and software components.
  5. (US) The stone of certain fruits, such as peaches or plums.
  6. (algebra) Those elements, in the domain of a function, which the function maps to zero.

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Kernel can mean:

  • A seed, in plants
  • The atomic nucleus
  • Kernel (Computer science), the central component of most operating systems
  • The kernel trick in machine learning
  • In game theory, a cooperative solution concept
  • Kernel (programming language), a Scheme-like language
  • Kernel (Lilo & Stitch), experiment 014 from the Lilo & Stitch cartoon series
  • Kernel Fleck, a character in the Demonata series of books
  • In mathematics:
    • Kernel (mathematics)
    • Positive definite kernel
    • Kernel (algebra)
    • Kernel (linear operator)
    • Kernel (matrix)
    • Kernel of a function
    • Kernel of an integral transform
    • Kernel (statistics)
    • Stochastic kernel
    • Convolution kernel, as of a linear filter
    • Kernel (category theory)
    • Heat kernel
    • Polygon kernel







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