Meaning of KERNEL in English


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

( kernels)


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



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


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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