kernel - Dictionary definition and meaning for word kernel

(noun) the inner and usually edible part of a seed or grain or nut or fruit stone
Synonyms : meat
Example Sentence
  • black walnut kernels are difficult to get out of the shell

(noun) a single whole grain of a cereal
Example Sentence
  • a kernel of corn

(noun) the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
Example Sentence
  • the gist of the prosecutor's argument
  • the heart and soul of the Republican Party
  • the nub of the story

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for kernel

kernel sounds similar to colonel. In an army the colonel has an importance of being the central authority.
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by himanshu dhumash

Sounds like KERNEL DEBUGGER in the computer system which is the core
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by tapobratabag

"kernel" is the CENTRAL part of an operating system (computers)
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by littlemissankita

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