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node

 (nōd)
n.
1.
a. A knob, knot, protuberance, or swelling.
b. Medicine A small, well-defined mass of tissue that is either normal or pathological, as a lymph node or a node at an arthritic joint.
2.
a. A point or area where two lines, paths, or parts intersect or branch off: "The nodes, or branching points, are usually demarcated by sets of one or more new, evolutionary characters that typify all taxa" (Pat Shipley).
b. A focal point or a point of interaction: "Inside the hospital, she became a node of gossip, despite being unable to communicate in the usual way" (Oliver Sacks).
3.
a. Botany The point on a stem where a leaf is attached or has been attached; a joint.
b. See knot1.
4. Physics A point or region of virtually zero amplitude in a wave or periodic system.
5. Mathematics The point at which a continuous curve crosses itself.
6. Computers A terminal in a computer network.
7. Astronomy
a. Either of two diametrically opposite points at which the orbit of a planet intersects the ecliptic.
b. Either of two points at which the orbit of a satellite intersects the orbital plane of a planet.

[Middle English, lump in the flesh, from Latin nōdus, knot; see ned- in Indo-European roots.]

node

(nəʊd)
n
1. a knot, swelling, or knob
2. (Botany) the point on a plant stem from which the leaves or lateral branches grow
3. (General Physics) physics a point at which the amplitude of one of the two kinds of displacement in a standing wave has zero or minimum value. Generally the other kind of displacement has its maximum value at this point. See also standing wave Compare antinode
4. (Mathematics) Also called: crunode maths a point at which two branches of a curve intersect, each branch having a distinct tangent
5. (Linguistics) maths linguistics one of the objects of which a graph or a tree consists; vertex
6. (Mathematics) maths linguistics one of the objects of which a graph or a tree consists; vertex
7. (Astronomy) astronomy either of the two points at which the orbit of a body intersects the plane of the ecliptic. When the body moves from the south to the north side of the ecliptic, it passes the ascending node; moving from the north to the south side, it passes the descending node
8. (Anatomy) anatomy
a. any natural bulge or swelling of a structure or part, such as those that occur along the course of a lymphatic vessel (lymph node)
b. a finger joint or knuckle
9. (Computer Science) computing an interconnection point on a computer network
[C16: from Latin nōdus knot]

node

(noʊd)

n.
1. a knot, protuberance, or knob.
2. a centering point of component parts.
3. Anat. a knotlike mass of tissue: lymph node.
4. Pathol. circumscribed swelling.
5. Bot. a part of a stem that bears a leaf or branch.
6. Math. Also called joint, knot. in interpolation, one of the points at which the values of a function are assigned.
7. Geom. a point on a curve or surface at which there can be more than one tangent line or tangent plane.
8. Physics. a point, line, or region in a standing wave at which there is relatively little or no vibration.
9. either of the two points at which the orbit of a heavenly body intersects a given plane, esp. the plane of the ecliptic or of the celestial equator.
10. a labeled point in a tree diagram at which subordinate lines branch off.
11. nodus.
[1565–75; < Latin nōdus knot]
A location in a mobility system where a movement requirement is originated, processed for onward movement, or terminated.

node

The joint on a stem where a leaf, stem, shoot, or flower are produced.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.node - a connecting point at which several lines come togethernode - a connecting point at which several lines come together
connexion, link, connection - a connecting shape
2.node - any thickened enlargement
convex shape, convexity - a shape that curves or bulges outward
3.node - (botany) the small swelling that is the part of a plant stem from which one or more leaves emerge
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
plant process, enation - a natural projection or outgrowth from a plant body or organ
stalk, stem - a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ
4.node - (physics) the point of minimum displacement in a periodic system
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
point - the precise location of something; a spatially limited location; "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"
antinode - (physics) the point of maximum displacement in a periodic system
5.node - (astronomy) a point where an orbit crosses a plane
astronomy, uranology - the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
ascending node - the point at which an orbit crosses the ecliptic plane going north
celestial point - a point in the heavens (on the celestial sphere)
descending node - the point at which an orbit crosses the ecliptic plane going south
6.node - the source of lymph and lymphocytesnode - the source of lymph and lymphocytes
lymphatic tissue, lymphoid tissue - tissue making up the lymphatic system
axillary node - any of the lymph glands of the armpit; fights infections in the neck and chest and arm regions
Peter's gland, Peyer's patch - any of several lymph nodes in the walls of the intestines near the junction of the ileum and colon
immune system - a system (including the thymus and bone marrow and lymphoid tissues) that protects the body from foreign substances and pathogenic organisms by producing the immune response
cardiovascular system, circulatory system - the organs and tissues involved in circulating blood and lymph through the body
bubo - a lymph node that is inflamed and swollen because of plague or gonorrhea or tuberculosis
7.node - any bulge or swelling of an anatomical structure or part
solid body substance - the solid parts of the body
nodule - a small node
8.node - (computer science) any computer that is hooked up to a computer network
computer network - (computer science) a network of computers
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures

node

noun nodule, growth, swelling, knot, lump, bump, bud, knob, protuberance Cut the branches off cleanly through the stem just below the node.
Translations

node

[nəʊd] N (Anat, Astron, Phys) → nodo m (Bot) → nudo m

node

[ˈnəʊd] n
(ANATOMY) (generic term)nodule m lymph node
(BOTANY)nœud m
no entry sign npanneau m "defense d'entrer"
no-fault divorce ndivorce m par consentement mutuel
no-fly zone nzone f d'exclusion aerienne
no-frills [ˌnəʊˈfrɪlz] adj (= cheap) [airline, service] → a bas prix
no-go [ˌnəʊˈgəʊ] adj
it's no-go → ca ne marche pas
no-go area (mainly British) n
(= dangerous place) → zone f interdite
(= forbidden place) → zone f interdite
no-good [ˌnəʊˈgʊd] adj
her no-good husband → son bon a rien de mari
no-holds-barred [ˌnəʊhəʊldzˈbɑːrd] adj [book, interview, performance] → ou tous les coups sont permis
no-hoper [ˌnəʊˈhəʊpər] nrate(e) m/f

node

nKnoten m

node

[nəʊd] n (Math, Bot) → nodo

node

(nəud) noun
1. a small swelling eg in an organ of the body.
2. a place, often swollen, where a leaf is attached to a stem.

node

n. nudo, nódulo, ganglio;
lymphatic ______ linfático;
milker's ______ de los ordeñadores;
singer's ______ vocal o de los cantantes;
syphilis ______ sifilítico;
vermis ______ del vermis.

node

n (card) nódulo or nodo; (lymph) ganglio; atrioventricular — nódulo or nodo auriculoventricular; lymph — ganglio linfático; sentinel — ganglio centinela; sinus o sinoatrial — nódulo or nodo sinusal or sinoauricular
References in classic literature ?
He had disentangled the nodes of their intersections, assigning to each its regulated period of flux and reflux.
There are characters which are continually creating collisions and nodes for themselves in dramas which nobody is prepared to act with them.
A rhyme in one of our sonnets should not be less pleasing than the iterated nodes of a sea-shell, or the resembling difference of a group of flowers.