Definitions for "Kernel"
The central, substantial or essential part of anything; the gist; the core; as, the kernel of an argument.
the essential center of a computer operating system, the core that provides basic services for all other parts of the operating system. Typically, a kernel (or any comparable center of an operating system) includes an interrupt handler that handles all requests or completed I/O operations that compete for the kernel's services, a scheduler that determines which programs share the kernel's processing time in what order, and a supervisor that actually gives use of the computer to each process when it is scheduled. A kernel may also include a manager of the operating system's address spaces in memory or storage, sharing these among all components and other users of the kernel's services. A kernel's services are requested by other parts of the operating system or by applications through a specified set of program interfaces known as system calls.
Core computer programs of an operating system. Allows hardware to interact with software. The Linux kernel is at the heard of the SCO-IBM lawsuit.
A subset of the domain of a homomorphism consisting of all elements that map to the identity element. The kernel is always a sub-object of appropriate type. E. g. the kernel of a group homomorphism is a subgroup.
of a ring homomorphism It is the preimage of 0 in the codomain of a ring homomorphism. Every ideal is the kernel of a ring homomorphism and vice versa.
of a ring homomorphism  The kernel is the preimage of the element 0 of the codomain of the ring homomorphism. Every ideal is the kernel of a ring homomorphism and vice versa.
Keywords:  edible, husk, corn, cereal, nut
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.
A single seed or grain; as, a kernel of corn.
the inner, usually edible part of a nut ( q.v.) or stone ( q.v.)
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"
generally refers to a container "bootstrapper" which provides external resources (jars, classloaders, etc.) to the container in order for it to startup.
a matrix whose center corresponds to the source pixel and the other elements correspond to neighboring pixels
a small matrix sliding over the image matrix containing coefficients, which are multiplied to corresponding image matrix elements and their sum, is put at the target pixel
A pixel array used for digital image filtering.
There is more than a kernel of truth in the claim that all the vowels in this word are [e]s. So why is the military rank (colonel) pronounced identically? English spelling can be chaotic.
Keywords:  microkernel, see
See microkernel.
a functional unit that can be repeated as needed
a function which takes two entities ( and and computes a scalar
a parallel function applied to every element of the input streams
A small mass around which other matter is concreted; a nucleus; a concretion or hard lump in the flesh.
Keywords:  kilobyte
Keywords:  dli, routine, graphics, screen, basis
a special DLI routine designed to control graphics information on a line-by-line basis for the entire screen
a VERY sophisticated piece of work, and it takes a titanic effort to keep it up with the times
Keywords:  ripen, harden, produce
To harden or ripen into kernels; to produce kernels.
In the context of databases, the set of foreground and background processes that implement a database.
Keywords:  elite, proceed, risk, own, computing
This is a term for the computing elite, so proceed at your own risk. To ...
the portion of an atom excluding the valence electrons.
Keywords:  bios, lowest, chip, dependent, machine
The machine-dependent lowest-level software that allows an OS to run. (Sometimes stored on a (e.g. BIOS) chip?)
A single particle of propellant powder.
an interrupt driven program
a program that you must install to run certain other programs
Keywords:  dominating, independent, set
an independent out-dominating set
Keywords:  samples, series, section, data
a section of data for a series of samples
Keywords:  filter, see
See filter.