What is core?

  • (noun): The chamber of a nuclear reactor containing the fissile material where the reaction takes place.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on core:

RTLinux - Core Components
... RTLinux is structured as a small core component and a set of optional components ... The core component permits installation of very low latency interrupt handlers that cannot be delayed or preempted by Linux itself and some low level synchronization and interrupt control routines ... This core component has been extended to support SMP and at the same time it has been simplified by removing some functionality that can be provided outside the core ...
Core - Other
... Core, West Virginia The single seed in the center of a cherry, peach, plum, olive, avocado or other fruit Core, San Diego, California, a neighborhood in the United States ...
The Core
... The Core is a 2003 American disaster film ... off a series of nuclear explosions in order to restart the rotation of Earth's core ...
AmigaOS - Components - Kickstart
... Kickstart contains the code needed to boot standard Amiga hardware and many of the core components of AmigaOS ... Kickstart contains many core parts of the Amiga's operating system, such as Exec, Intuition, the core of AmigaDOS and functionality to initialize Autoconfig ... and system checks and then initializes the Amiga chipset and some core OS components ...
Pentium M - Core Solo and Core Duo
... of P6 found in Pentium M CPUs), codenamed Yonah, was released under the Intel Core brand, as Core Duo and Core Solo ...

More definitions of "core":

  • (noun): The center of an object.
    Example: "The ball has a titanium core"
  • (noun): A bar of magnetic material (as soft iron) that passes through a coil and serves to increase the inductance of the coil.
  • (noun): A small group of indispensable persons or things.
    Example: "Five periodicals make up the core of their publishing program"
    Synonyms: nucleus, core group
  • (noun): A cylindrical sample of soil or rock obtained with a hollow drill.
  • (verb): Remove the core or center from.
    Example: "Core an apple"
  • (noun): The central part of the Earth.

Famous quotes containing the word core:

    Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today—but the core of science fiction, its essence ... has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all.
    Isaac Asimov (1920–1992)

    It is possible to have a strong self-love without any self-satisfaction, rather with a self-discontent which is the more intense because one’s own little core of egoistic sensibility is a supreme care.
    George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian)

    The threadbare trees, so poor and thin,
    They are no wealthier than I;
    But with as brave a core within
    They rear their boughs to the October sky.
    Poor knights they are which bravely wait
    The charge of Winter’s cavalry,
    Keeping a simple Roman state,
    Discumbered of their Persian luxury.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)