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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.
Etymology: From cyrnel, dimunitive of corn, seed


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