Definition for Kernel

kernel, n. [OE cyrnel, dim. of corn, n.] (webplay: a little corn, grain, nut; contained in the shell of a nut; husk; thing).

  1. Seed; granule; grain; nut within a husk.
  2. Nucleus; central part.
  3. Core; center; [fig.] soul; spirit; inner being; unique essence.

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