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kernelker‧nel /ˈkɜːnl $ ˈkɜːr-/ noun [countable]  1 DFFHBPthe part of a nut or seed inside the shell, or the part inside the stone of some fruits2 [usually singular] one of the small yellow pieces on a corn cob3 MAIN[usually singular] the most important part of a statement, idea, plan etc syn corekernel of This evidence is the kernel of the defendants’ case.4 [usually singular] a very small part or amount of somethingkernel of There may be a kernel of truth in what he says.
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a kernel of truthThat statement is an oversimplification, but it contains a kernel of truth.In reality, there is only a kernel of truth in this scenario.
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