# Kernel facts for kids

**Kernel** can mean:

- A seed, in plants
- The atomic nucleus
- Kernel (computer science), the central component of most operating systems
- The kernel trick in machine learning
- In game theory, a cooperative solution concept
- Kernel (programming language), a Scheme-like language
- Kernel (
*Lilo & Stitch*), experiment 014 from the*Lilo & Stitch*cartoon series - Kernel Fleck, a character in the
*Demonata*series of books - In mathematics:
- Kernel (mathematics)
- Positive definite kernel
- Kernel (algebra)
- Kernel (linear operator)
- Kernel (matrix)
- Kernel of a function
- Kernel of an integral transform
- Kernel (statistics)
- Stochastic kernel
- Convolution kernel, as of a linear filter
- Kernel (category theory)
- Heat kernel
- Polygon kernel

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