from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A grain or seed, as of a cereal grass, enclosed in a husk.
- n. The inner, usually edible seed of a nut or fruit stone.
- n. The most material and central part; the core: "that hard kernel of gaiety that never breaks” ( Evelyn Waugh).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The core, center, or essence of an object or system.
- n. The central (usually edible) part of a nut, especially once the hard shell has been removed.
- n. A single seed or grain, especially of corn or wheat.
- n. The stone of certain fruits, such as peaches or plums.
- n. The central part of many computer operating systems which manages the system's resources and the communication between hardware and software components.
- n. Those elements, in the domain of a function, which the function maps to zero.
- n. The set of members of a fuzzy set that are fully included (i.e., whose grade of membership is 1).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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. See Illust. of endocarp.
- n. A single seed or grain.
- n. A small mass around which other matter is concreted; a nucleus; a concretion or hard lump in the flesh.
- n. The central, substantial or essential part of anything; the gist; the core.
- intransitive v. To harden or ripen into kernels; to produce kernels.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The edible substance contained in the shell of a nut or the stone of a fruit.
- n. Technically, in botany: In phanerogams, strictly, the whole body of a seed within the coats, namely, the embryo, and, when present, the albumen.
- n. In pyrenomycetous fungi, in old usage, all of the soft parts of the pyrenocarp or perithecium within the firm outer wall. In both these senses a synonym of nucleus.
- n. A gramineous seed with its husk or integument; a grain or corn: as, a kernel of wheat, oats, or maize: formerly applied also to the seed of the apple and other pulpy fruits.
- n. The bundle of fat on the fore shoulder; any swelling or knob of flesh.
- n. Figuratively — The central part of anything; a mass around which other matter is concreted; a nucleus in general.
- n. The important part of anything, as a matter in discussion; the main or essential point, as opposed to matters of less import; the core; the gist: as, to come to the kernel of the question.
- To harden or ripen into kernels, as the seeds of plants.
- n. A battlement.
- To crenelate.
- n. An enlarged lymphatic gland.
- n. In metallurgy, a nucleus of a double sulphid of copper and iron obtained in roasting cupriferous iron pyrites. The kernels are separated by hand from the lumps of pyrites and are melted for copper.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
- n. a single whole grain of a cereal
- n. the inner and usually edible part of a seed or grain or nut or fruit stone
By default the kernel logger dumped all 16 MB of output into c: \kernel. etl.
It is, I suppose, the only nut in the world of which one throws away the kernel and eats the shell; but the kernel is as hard as marble, while the shell is fibrous, and tastes like stale ginger-bread.
For the last four years, the pony-tailed Jonathan Corbet, kernel developer and editor, has presented what he calls the kernel report at Australia's national Linux conference.
The whole kernel is immersed in digestive enzymes and your body pulls out what it can use, Dr. Sheth said.
This uses a modified Darwin kernel to bootstrap a regular, unaltered Mac OSX Leopard retail disk.
The entire kernel is used in whole-grain products, making them a better source of fiber and other nutrients.
I have an msi wind, only problems are the voodoo kernel is buggy/laggy and overall bad so stay away from it for now. the internal mic doesn't work.
And, if a bug in kernel was fixed, which unmasked a firmware bug, it's much better to fix firmware too.
In Mathematica 6 we upgraded many pieces of functionality from “standard packages” to built-in kernel functions.
I'm very disapointed cause we (OpenSource community that didn't act like it should!) stoped innovation cause of two proprietary modules, that shouldn't be in kernel in the first place.