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Meaning of KERNEL

Pronunciation:  'kurnl

 
Matching Terms:  kerned, kernel blight, kernel parlog, kernel spot, kernel user interface package, kerneled, kernelly

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(Note: NOT "kernal").

1. The essential part of unix or other operating systems, responsible for resource allocation, low-level hardware interfaces, security etc. See also microkernel.

2. An essential subset of a programming language, in terms of which other constructs are (or could be) defined. Also known as a core language.

 
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