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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A seed. Also: A whole grain or seed of a cereal

Usage examples (35)
  • Can you put the kernel back in the nut or the broken egg in its shell?
  • A kernel of corn
  • By default the kernel logger dumped all 16 MB of output into c: \kernel. etl.
  • Have you ever had “false starts,” believing a kernel is going to become A but it becomes B? for more
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  • The officers nicknamed the "colonel" (military rank between lieutenant colonel and brigadier general) "kernel" (part of an ear of corn) for his penchant to eat corn at every meal.
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