What is core?

  • (noun): The central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work.
    Synonyms: effect, essence, burden, gist
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on core:

The Core
... The Core is a 2003 American disaster film ... and set off a series of nuclear explosions in order to restart the rotation of Earth's core ...
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 ...
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 Core, the working name of the ...
AmigaOS - Components - Kickstart
... 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 compliant expansion hardware ... checks and then initializes the Amiga chipset and some core OS components ...
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 ...

More definitions of "core":

  • (noun): The center of an object.
    Example: "The ball has a titanium core"
  • (noun): The chamber of a nuclear reactor containing the fissile material where the reaction takes place.
  • (verb): Remove the core or center from.
    Example: "Core an apple"
  • (noun): The central part of the Earth.
  • (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 bar of magnetic material (as soft iron) that passes through a coil and serves to increase the inductance of the coil.
  • (noun): A cylindrical sample of soil or rock obtained with a hollow drill.

Famous quotes containing the word core:

    Avoiding humiliation is the core of tragedy and comedy.
    John Guare (b. 1938)

    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)

    The ideal of men and women sharing equally in parenting and working is a vision still. What would it be like if women and men were less different from each other, if our worlds were not so foreign? A male friend who shares daily parenting told me that he knows at his very core what his wife’s loving for their daughter feels like, and that this knowing creates a stronger bond between them.
    —Anonymous Mother. Ourselves and Our Children, by Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, ch. 6 (1978)