Meaning of KERNEL in English

(Note: NOT "kernal").

1. < operating system > The essential part of Unix or other operating system s, 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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