## KERNEL

### Kernel

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.

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### kernel

#### Noun

- The core, center, or essence of an object or system.
*the***kernel**of an argument

- The central (usually edible) part of a nut, especially once the hard shell has been removed.
- A single seed or grain, especially of corn or wheat.
- The stone of certain fruits, such as peaches or plums.
- A small mass around which other matter is concreted; a nucleus; a concretion or hard lump in the flesh.
- The central part of many computer operating systems which manages the system's resources and the communication between hardware and software components.
- A function used to define an integral transform.
*The Dirichlet***kernel**convolved with a function yields its Fourier series approximation.

- A set of pairs of a mapping's domain which are mapped to the same value.
- Those elements, in the domain of a function, which the function maps to zero.
*If a function is continuous then its***kernel**is a closed set.

- The set of members of a fuzzy set that are fully included (i.e., whose grade of membership is 1).

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