(Note: NOT "kernal").

<operating system>

1. The essential part of Unix or other operating systems, responsible for resource allocation, low-level hardware interfaces, security etc. See also microkernel.


2. An essential subset of a programming language, in terms of which other constructs are (or could be) defined. Also known as a core language.

Last updated: 1996-06-07

Nearby terms:

kernkernalkernelKernel Parlogkernel styleKernel User Interface Package

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