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    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.

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

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

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