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kernel

noun

1 kernel

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.

synonym: meat.

Dutch: kern, substantie



2 kernel

A single whole grain of a cereal.

Polish: jądro

3 kernel

The choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience.

synonyms: center, centre, core, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat ... show more.

Roget 222: centrality, centricalness, center; middle etc. 68; focus etc. 74.    core, kernel; nucleus, nucleolus; ... show more

Roget 642: importance, consequence, moment, prominence, consideration, mark, materialness.    import, significance, concern; emphasis, interest.    greatness etc. ... show more

Dutch: bijzonderheid, kerngedachte, essentialia, essentie, grond, hoofdpunt, hoofdzaak, hypostase, kern, kernpunt ... show more
Polish: istota, esencja, sedno, jądro, meritum, kwintesencja


Moby thesaurus: Brazil nut, acorn, almond, almond paste, amande, amande douce, amandes mondees, axiom, axis, bench mark, berry, bird seed, bitter almond, blanched almonds, burnt almond, cardinal point, center, center of action, center of gravity, centroid ... show more.

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