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Noun
A softer, usually edible part of a nut, seed, or fruit stone contained within its shell
“It's an almond kernel housed within a date and enrobed in dodgy Middle Eastern chocolate.”
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A single seed or grain, especially of corn or wheat
“You plant one kernel of corn and, if you're lucky, one stalk will grow.”
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A small piece or amount of something
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“There is a tiny kernel of truth in this tale, but the rest is fantasy.”
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The central or most important part of something
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“I do want to draw your attention to the nucleus, or the kernel, of the entire report.”
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An initial stage or thing from which something may develop
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“He sent it off to the publisher without perhaps realizing that it was to be the kernel of a mighty new cycle.”
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(computing) The core engine of a computer system
“In 1991, Torvalds began experimenting with a rudimentary operating system kernel.”
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An indispensable factor or influence that gives something its strength and vitality
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The core or center of something
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