### kernel

the core of an operating system such as Windows 98, Windows NT, Mac OS or Unix; provides basic services for the other parts of the operating system, making it possible for it to run several programs at once (multitasking), read and write files and connect to networks and peripherals.

### Kernel

Core of an operating system, a kernel manages the machine`s hardware resources (including the processor and the memory), and provides and controls the way any other software component can access these resources. The kernel runs with a higher privilege than other programs (so-called user-mode programs). The power and robustness of an OS's kernel plaâ€¦
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• (n.) The essential part of a seed; all that is within the seed walls; the edible substance contained in the shell of a nut; hence, anything included in a shell, husk, or integument; as, the kernel of a nut. See Illust. of Endocarp. • (v. i.) To harden or ripen into kernels; to produce kernels. • (n.) A small mass around which other...

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(from the article `Computers and Information Systems`) ...McAfee complained that in a significant change from earlier versions of Windows, Vista was designed to prevent competitors` software from ...

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1. The essential part of a seed; all that is within the seed walls; the edible substance contained in the shell of a nut; hence, anything included in a shell, husk, or integument; as, the kernel of a nut. ... 2. A single seed or grain; as, a kernel of corn. ... 3. A small mass around which other matter is concreted; a nucleus; a concretion or hard ...

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*noun* the inner and usually edible part of a seed or grain or nut or fruit stone; `black walnut kernels are difficult to get out of the shell`

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substance 1 core *noun* the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; `the gist of the prosecutor`s argument`; `the heart and soul of the Republican Party`; `the nub of the story`

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*[algebra]* In the various branches of mathematics that fall under the heading of abstract algebra, the kernel of a homomorphism measures the degree to which the homomorphism fails to be injective. An important special case is the kernel of a linear map. The kernel of a matrix, also called the null space, is the kernel of the linear map defin...

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*[category theory]* In category theory and its applications to other branches of mathematics, kernels are a generalization of the kernels of group homomorphisms, the kernels of module homomorphisms and certain other kernels from algebra. Intuitively, the kernel of the morphism f : X → Y is the `most general` morphism k : K → X that yields...

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*[functional analysis]* Logo of The Arthur Ransome Society, founded in England in 1990. This logo is subject to copyright. It is believed that use of this logo here is fair use as: ...

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*[image processing]* In image processing, a kernel, convolution matrix, or mask is a small matrix useful for blurring, sharpening, embossing, edge-detection, and more. This is accomplished by means of convolution between a kernel and an image. == Details == Depending on the element values, a kernel can cause a wide range of effects. The above...

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*[linear algebra]* == Definition == From this viewpoint, the null space of A is the same as the solution set to the homogeneous system. The same definition fits for matrices over a ring K, replacing the `vector n-space` with `right free module` and a `linear subspace` with `submodule`, but there is no concept of nullity. == Computation == In ...

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*[operating system]* In computing, the kernel is a computer program that manages input/output requests from software, and translates them into data processing instructions for the central processing unit and other electronic components of a computer. The kernel is a fundamental part of a modern computer`s operating system. When a computer pro...

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*[set theory]* In set theory, the kernel of a function f may be taken to be either ==Definition== For the formal definition, let X and Y be sets and let f be a function from X to Y. Elements x1 and x2 of X are equivalent if f(x1) and f(x2) are equal, i.e. are the same element of Y. The kernel of f is the equivalence relation thus defined. ==I...

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*[statistics]* The term kernel has several distinct meanings in statistics. ==In Bayesian statistics== In statistics, especially in Bayesian statistics, the kernel of a probability density function (pdf) or probability mass function (pmf) is the form of the pdf or pmf in which any factors that are not functions of any of the variables in the ...

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**Ker'nel** * intransitive verb* [

* imperfect & past participle * __ Kerneled__ or

__ Kernelled__ ;

* present participle & verbal noun * __ Kerneling__ or

__ Kernelling__ .] To harden or ripen into kernels; to produce kernels.

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**Ker'nel** * noun* [ Middle English

* kernel* ,

* kirnel* ,

* curnel* , Anglo-Saxon

* cyrnel* , from

* corn* grain. See

__ Corn__ , and confer

__ Kern__ to harden.]

** 1.** The essential part of a seed; all that is within the seed walls; the edible substance contained in the she...

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in mathematics, known function that appears in the integrand of an integral equation. Thus, in the equation[1 related articles]

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is the center of a computer operating system. The core that provides basic services for all other parts of the operating system.

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Kernel refers to the part of an operating system that controls memory and disk management as well as other tasks including process and task management. As the kernel controls the memory allocation for the application it needs to be loaded first (at boot) and kept in memory.

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see drupe.

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the 'kernel' of an operating system is the core section or sections that run in a privileged mode, performing the sorts of operations that you wouldn't normally want to let a user deal with - the idea is that the kernel is a secure, known piece of software which is allowed access everywhere, while other more experimental or replaceable parts of the...

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The basic memory-resident software on which the UNIX system relies. It is responsible for most operating system functions, including scheduling and managing processes and filesystem maintenance.

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The central module of an operating system. It is the part of the operating system that loads first,

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The edible part of nut.

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