About The Word Node

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Node Meaning & Definition
Node Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Node?

[n] (computer science) any computer that is hooked up to a computer network
[n] any bulge or swelling of an anatomical structure or part
[n] the source of lymph and lymphocytes
[n] (astronomy) a point where an orbit crosses a plane
[n] (physics) the point of minimum displacement in a periodic system
[n] any thickened enlargement
[n] a connecting point at which several lines come together

Synonyms | Synonyms for Node: client | guest | knob | lymph gland | lymph node | thickening

Related Terms | Find terms related to Node: amplitude | antinode | block | body | cake | clump | cluster | concrete | concretion | conglomerate | conglomeration | crest | crux | de Broglie wave | diffraction | dilemma | electromagnetic radiation | electromagnetic wave | enigma | frequency | frequency band | frequency spectrum | Gordian knot | guided wave | in phase | interference | knot | knotty point | light | longitudinal wave | lump | mass | mechanical wave | nodosity | nodulation | nodule | nodulus | nodus | nonplus | out of phase | oxymoron | paradox | period | periodic wave | perplexity | pons asinorum | poser | puzzle | quandary | radio wave | ray | reinforcement | resonance | resonance frequency | seismic wave | shock wave | solid | solid body | sound wave | surface wave | teaser | tidal wave | transverse wave | trough | vexed question | wave | wave equation | wave motion | wave number | wavelength

See Also | ascending node | axillary node | bubo | cardiovascular system | celestial point | circulatory system | computer | computer network | computing device | computing machine | connection | connexion | convex shape | convexity | data processor | descending node | electronic computer | immune system | information processing system | link | lymphatic tissue | lymphoid tissue | nodule | Peter's gland | Peyer's patch | point | solid body substance

Node In Webster's Dictionary

\Node\, n. [L. nodus; perh. akin to E. knot. Cf. {Noose}, {Nowed}.] 1. A knot, a knob; a protuberance; a swelling. 2. Specifically: (a) (Astron.) 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. (b) (Bot.) The joint of a stem, or the part where a leaf or several leaves are inserted. (c) (Dialing) 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. (d) (Geom.) The point at which a curve crosses itself, being a double point of the curve. See {Crunode}, and {Acnode}. (e) (Mech.) The point at which the lines of a funicular machine meet from different angular directions; -- called also {knot}. --W. R. Johnson. (f) (poet.) The knot, intrigue, or plot of a piece. (g) (Med.) 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. --Dunglison. (h) (Mus) One of the fixed points of a sonorous string, when it vibrates by aliquot parts, and produces the harmonic tones; nodal line or point. (i) (Zo["o]l.) A swelling. {Ascending node} (Astron.), the node at which the body is passing northerly, marked with the symbol [astascending], called the Dragon's head. Called also {northern node}. {Descending node}, the node at which the body is moving southwardly, marked thus [astdescending], called Dragon's tail. {Line of nodes}, a straight line joining the two nodes of an orbit.

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