Technology / Computers / Kernel: The central module of an operating system. It is the part of the operating system that loads first, and it remains in main memory. Because it stays in memory, it is important for the kernel to be as small as possible while still providing all the essential services required by other parts of the operating system and applications. Typically, the kernel is responsible for memory management, process and task management, and disk management.

Other Words for Kernel

Kernel Noun Synonyms: grain, seed, pip, stone, nut, meat, nut-meat

Kuala Lumpur Commodities Exchange (KLCE)

Business / Finance / Kuala Lumpur Commodities Exchange (KLCE): The Malaysian commodity exchange for trading futures in crude palm oil, crude palm kernel oil, tin, rubber, and cocoa. MORE


Technology / Computers / VxWorks: An Operating System developed by Wind River Systems. It is a real-time software development environment and a multitasking operating system similar to; QNX, Lynx, pSOS etc.. VxWorks uses the VRTX kern MORE


Entertainment / Liquor / Amaretto: An after-dinner liqueur with an almond flavor that is made in Italy from apricot kernels. The original amaretto, Amaretto di Saronne, was first made in Saronne, Italy, in 1525. MORE