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  Definition of kernel
  1. 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"
  2. a single whole grain of a cereal; "a kernel of corn"
  3. 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"
Similar Words: substance, core, center, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-gritty

 

Hyponyms: bare bones, hypostasis, quiddity, haecceity, quintessence, stuff, corn

 

Part Meronyms: seed

 

Derivational Morphology: summate

 

 
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