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Etymology

From Old English cyrnel, diminutive of corn (seed)

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Noun

Singular
kernel

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  1. The core, center, or essence of an object or system.
  2. A single seed or grain, especially of corn or wheat.
  3. (computing) The central part of many computer operating systems which manages the system's resources and the communication between hardware and software components.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The stone of certain fruits, such as peaches or plums.
  5. (algebra) Those elements, in the domain of a function, which the function maps to zero.

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