Associations to the word «Node»


NODE, noun. A knot, knob, protuberance or swelling.
NODE, noun. (astronomy) The point where the orbit of a planet, as viewed from the Sun, intersects the ecliptic. The ascending and descending nodes refer respectively to the points where the planet moves from S to N and N to S. The respective symbols are ☊ and ☋.
NODE, noun. (botany) A stem node.
NODE, noun. (computer networking) A computer or other device attached to a network.
NODE, noun. (engineering) The point at which the lines of a funicular machine meet from different angular directions; -- called also knot.
NODE, noun. (geometry) The point at which a curve crosses itself, being a double point of the curve. See Crunode, and Acnode.
NODE, noun. (graph theory) A vertex or a leaf in a graph of a network, or other element in a data structure.
NODE, noun. (medicine) A hard concretion or incrustation which forms upon bones attacked with rheumatism, gout, or syphilis; sometimes also, a swelling in the neighborhood of a joint.
NODE, noun. (physics) A point along a standing wave where the wave has minimal amplitude.
NODE, noun. (rare) The knot, intrigue, or plot of a dramatic work.
NODE, noun. (technical) A hole in the gnomon of a sundial, through which passes the ray of light which marks the hour of the day, the parallels of the Sun's declination, his place in the ecliptic, etc.
NODE, noun. (linguistics) The word of interest in a KWIC, surrounded by left and right cotexts.
NODE, abbreviation. New Oxford Dictionary of English
NODE OF RANVIER, noun. (anatomy) A small constriction in the myelin sheath of axons
NODE OF ROUVIER, noun. (anatomy) The retropharyngeal lymph node found at the base of the fossa of Rosenmüller.

Dictionary definition

NODE, noun. A connecting point at which several lines come together.
NODE, noun. Any thickened enlargement.
NODE, noun. (botany) the small swelling that is the part of a plant stem from which one or more leaves emerge.
NODE, noun. (physics) the point of minimum displacement in a periodic system.
NODE, noun. (astronomy) a point where an orbit crosses a plane.
NODE, noun. The source of lymph and lymphocytes.
NODE, noun. Any bulge or swelling of an anatomical structure or part.
NODE, noun. (computer science) any computer that is hooked up to a computer network.

Wise words

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