Definitions of node

  1. ( computer science) any computer that is hooked up to a computer network
  2. any thickened enlargement
  3. the source of lymph and lymphocytes
  4. a connecting point at which several lines come together
  5. any bulge or swelling of an anatomical structure or part
  6. ( astronomy) a point where an orbit crosses a plane
  7. ( physics) the point of minimum displacement in a periodic system
  8. A knot, a knob; a protuberance; a swelling.
  9. One of the two points where the orbit of a planet, or comet, intersects the ecliptic, or the orbit of a satellite intersects the plane of the orbit of its primary.
  10. The joint of a stem, or the part where a leaf or several leaves are inserted.
  11. A hole in the gnomon of a dial, 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.
  12. The point at which a curve crosses itself, being a double point of the curve. See Crunode, and Acnode.
  13. The knot, intrigue, or plot of a piece.
  14. 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.
  15. One of the fixed points of a sonorous string, when it vibrates by aliquot parts, and produces the harmonic tones; nodal line or point.
  16. A swelling.
  17. The point at which the lines of a funicular machine meet from different angular directions; - called also knot.
  18. A knot; knob or swelling; a hard swelling on a tendon or bone; the points of the stem of a plant from which a leaf springs; one of the two points at which the orbit of a planet intersects the ecliptic.
  19. Nodose.
  20. Nodosity.
  21. 1. A knob, a circumscribed swelling. 2. A circumscribed mass of differentiated tissue. 3. A transverse partition, such as those occurring on the stems of grasses. 4. A knuckle, or finger- joint.
  22. Hard, inflamed lump situated on a bone.
  23. A knot: a knob: ( astr.) one of the two points at which the orbit of a planet intersects the ecliptic: ( bot.) the joint of a stem: the plot of a piece in poetry.
  24. A knot; knob; point where a planet's orbit intersects the ecliptic.
  25. Nodal.
  26. A knot or knob; swelling.
  27. The joint of a stem.
  28. A point at which a curve cuts or crosses itself.
  29. The point sects the ecliptic.
  30. A knot; a knob; a swelling of the periosteum, tendons, or bones; a hard concretion round gouty parts; a point where the orbit of a planet intersects the ecliptic; the knot, intrigue, or plot of a piece; the principal difficulty; a nodus.
  31. A knot; a knob; a lump; one of the two points where the orbit of a planet intersects the ecliptic; in bot., the part of the stem of a plant out of which the leaves grow; the point in which two curves meet; in poetry, the plot of a piece; in music, one of the fixed points of a sonorous chord.
  32. The knob or joint of a stem at which leaves arise.

Usage examples for node

  1. The stem is made much stronger by the bases of the leaves being wrapped so firmly around for a distance above the point of attachment at the node. – Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study by Ontario Ministry of Education
  2. The nest is generally either built against a tall bamboo, well up, supported on the branch of twigs at a node, or near the extremity of a branch of a tree, sometimes on quite slender branches of young trees, which get so tremendously wafted about by the wind as to make the retention of the eggs or young in the nest appear almost miraculous. – The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1 by Allan O. Hume
  3. Just how many days' motion the earth may be away from the node and still permit an eclipse is shown in the following brief table of eclipse limits, as they are called: Solar Eclipse Limits If at any new moon the earth is Less than 10 days away from a node, a central eclipse is certain. – A Text-Book of Astronomy by George C. Comstock
  4. Let me put before you, very briefly, that we may all be thinking together, the system in its outlines and then discuss each of its parts, trying to discover its function and its node of work. – On the Firing Line in Education by Adoniram Judson Ladd
  5. This cut is made in such a way as to destroy the bud but to leave the diaphragm intact and part of the swelling of the node. – Manual of American Grape-Growing by U. P. Hedrick
  6. If the swelling at the node of the destroyed bud is not left, many vines will be pulled out of the hitch when they become heavy with leaves and supple with the flow of sap in the spring. – Manual of American Grape-Growing by U. P. Hedrick
  7. Here Node entered the room. – Watch Yourself Go By by Al. G. Field
  8. Adventitious bud: A bud arising elsewhere than the normal position at a node. – Manual of American Grape-Growing by U. P. Hedrick
  9. Peduncles long, with a node near the end. – The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines by T. H. Pardo de Tavera
  10. This point is known as the node of Ranvier. – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  11. Node was mad enough to fly. – Watch Yourself Go By by Al. G. Field
  12. Node explained that it would not work until the thing got up in the air where his feet would have free play. – Watch Yourself Go By by Al. G. Field
  13. I have seen several cases where surgical intervention had been attempted on one little finger because of the deformity produced when the node originally appeared. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  14. Her first born son she called Node, and she bare him also a sister and called her name Midre. – The Secret of the Creation by Howard D. Pollyen
  15. Node seemed pleased with the suggestion. – Watch Yourself Go By by Al. G. Field
  16. Among those employed by Alfred's father was one, Node Beckley-" Noah" was his proper name, but all, including his wife, called him Node. – Watch Yourself Go By by Al. G. Field
  17. The flying machine was the mysterious creation that Node had so often hinted at. – Watch Yourself Go By by Al. G. Field