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Definition 1: the part of a metal type that projects beyond its body - [noun denoting artifact]

(kern is a kind of ...) a small metal block bearing a raised character on one end; produces a printed character when inked and pressed on paper

"he dropped a case of type, so they made him pick them up"

Definition 2: United States composer of musical comedies (1885-1945) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for kern in the sense of this definition

(kern is an instance of ...) someone who composes music as a profession

Definition 3: remove a portion of space between (adjacent letters) - [verb of possession]

(kern is a kind of ...) dispose of

"Get rid of these old shoes!" "The company got rid of all the dead wood"

(kern belongs to category ...) reproduction by applying ink to paper as for publication

Definition 4: furnish with a kern - [verb of possession]

(kern is a kind of ...) give something useful or necessary to

"We provided the room with an electrical heater"

(kern belongs to category ...) reproduction by applying ink to paper as for publication

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