# Bios vs Kernel - What's the difference?

bios | kernel |

## In computing terms the difference between bios and kernel

is that bios is acronym of Basic Input/Output System|lang=en while kernel is the central part of many computer operating systems which manages the system's resources and the communication between hardware and software components.

# bios

## English

### Noun

(BIOS) (BIOSes)
• (computing) Built-in operating system.
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# kernel

## English

### Noun

(en noun)
• The core, center, or essence of an object or system.
• the kernel of an argument
• The central (usually edible) part of a nut, especially once the hard shell has been removed.
• A single seed or grain, especially of corn or wheat.
• (US) The stone of certain fruits, such as peaches or plums.
• A small mass around which other matter is concreted; a nucleus; a concretion or hard lump in the flesh.
• (computing) The central part of many computer operating systems which manages the system's resources and the communication between hardware and software components.
• (calculus) A function used to define an integral transform.
• The Dirichlet kernel convolved with a function yields its Fourier series approximation.
• (mathematics) A set of pairs of a mapping's domain which are mapped to the same value.
• (mathematics, algebra) Those elements, in the domain of a function, which the function maps to zero.
• If a function is continuous then its kernel is a closed set.
• (mathematics, fuzzy set theory) The set of members of a fuzzy set that are fully included (i.e., whose grade of membership is 1).
• (slang) The human clitoris.
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• Using the blunt end of one of the vibraphone mallets, he pried open her folds. With the balled end of the other, he rhythmically rolled over her kernel .

#### Antonyms

* (computing) userland * (algebra) support

#### Meronyms

* (algebra) root, zero

#### Derived terms

* cokernel * kernel function * kernel hacker * kernel of truth * kernel space * kernelization