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abbreviation
  1. (context, education, US) kindergarten
Example: "K-8" is Kindergarten through eighth grade
  1. (computing) Often used to represent 1,024.
  2. A single character message used as an acknowledgement (ACK), meaning "previous message received and understood."
  3. In morse code K means "go ahead" or "over" as a procedural signal.
kernel Tweet Definition of kernel Like Definition of kernel on Facebook
noun
  1. The core, center, or essence of an object or system.
  2. A single seed or grain, especially of corn or wheat.
  1. (computing) The central part of many computer operating systems which manages the system's resources and the communication between hardware and software components.
    1. (context, US) The stone of certain fruits, such as peaches or plums.
    2. (mathematics) Those elements, in the domain of a function, which the function maps to zero.
Klein bottle Tweet Definition of Klein bottle Like Definition of Klein bottle on Facebook
noun
  1. (topology) A two-dimensional enclosed surface which doesn't have a distinct "inside" and "outside" (in a similar way that a Mí¶bius strip has only one side).

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