kernal ⇝


(Note: NOT "kernal").

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

2.   (language)   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