Meaning of KERNEL in English

KERNEL

transcription, транскрипция: [ kɜ:(r)n(ə)l ]

( kernels)

1.

The kernel of a nut is the part that is inside the shell.

N-COUNT

2.

The kernel of something is the central and most important part of it.

The kernel of that message was that peace must not be a source of advantage or disadvantage for anyone.

= core, crux

N-COUNT : usu sing , usu N of n

3.

A kernel of something is a small element of it.

For all I know, there may be a kernel of truth in what he says.

= grain

N-COUNT : usu sing , usu N of n

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