An OS kernel is often responsible for handling driver requests, filesystem operations, I/O requests and other system functions.
by Gary Destruction May 30, 2004
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Something that in Windows XP takes up 33% of your RAM, however much you have.
I have 1024mb of RAM, the XP kernel takes up 350mb doing NOTHING. Why?!
by mode_seven September 17, 2005
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the proper way to spell colonel
*spells colonel* are you fucking stupid? it's kernel!
by MrMcGeePerson September 6, 2017
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slang for Marijuana and used at work to cover up the real meaning
I smoked some Kernal in the Fisher Investments bathroom.
by Ken FIsher July 15, 2005
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someone who aint known in, usually weird/pedophiles. used as a slur by actives to discriminate
kernel: “who are u?”
active: “LMAOOO THIS redacted A KERNEL” 10 :droidsob:
by zayanlolll May 23, 2021
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A variation of the military title "colonel", basically meaning an individual, ex-military or civilian with too much ego with little or no experience to match, elevated to a position that screws everything (and everybody) up. Notoriously bad for business and customers. The term is especially used in the aviation industry.
The flight with hundreds of passengers was cancelled because the Kernel couldn't comprehend the piece of plastic trim on the window of row 22 didn't affect safety of flight issues and could, indeed continue.
by ponderpoint May 20, 2011
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