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Definitions of node

  1. ( computer science) any computer that is hooked up to a computer network
  2. the source of lymph and lymphocytes
  3. a connecting point at which several lines come together
  4. any bulge or swelling of an anatomical structure or part
  5. ( astronomy) a point where an orbit crosses a plane
  6. ( physics) the point of minimum displacement in a periodic system
  7. A knot, a knob; a protuberance; a swelling.
  8. 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.
  9. The joint of a stem, or the part where a leaf or several leaves are inserted.
  10. 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.
  11. The point at which a curve crosses itself, being a double point of the curve. See Crunode, and Acnode.
  12. The knot, intrigue, or plot of a piece.
  13. 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.
  14. One of the fixed points of a sonorous string, when it vibrates by aliquot parts, and produces the harmonic tones; nodal line or point.
  15. A swelling.
  16. The point at which the lines of a funicular machine meet from different angular directions; - called also knot.
  17. 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.
  18. Nodosity.
  19. 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.
  20. A knot; knob; point where a planet's orbit intersects the ecliptic.
  21. Nodal.
  22. A knot or knob; swelling.
  23. The joint of a stem.
  24. A point at which a curve cuts or crosses itself.
  25. The point sects the ecliptic.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. The knob or joint of a stem at which leaves arise.

Usage examples for node

  1. 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
  2. This point is known as the node of Ranvier. – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
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