1 a connecting point at which several lines come together
3 (physics) the point of minimum displacement in a periodic system [ant: antinode]
4 (astronomy) a point where an orbit crosses a plane
6 any bulge or swelling of an anatomical structure or part
- Rhymes: -əʊd
Nounnode (plural nodes)
- A knot, a knob; a protuberance; a swelling.
- The point where the orbit of a planet, as viewed from the sun, intersects the ecliptic. The ascending and descending nodes refer respetively to the points where the planet moves from S to N and N to S. The respective symbols are ☊ and ☋.
- The joint of a stem, or the part where a leaf or several leaves are inserted.
- 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.
- The point at which a curve crosses itself, being a double point of the curve. See Crunode, and Acnode.
- The point at which the lines of a funicular machine meet from different angular directions; -- called also knot.
- The knot, intrigue, or plot of a piece.
- 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.
- One of the fixed points of a sonorous string, when it vibrates by aliquot parts, and produces the harmonic tones; nodal line or point.
- A swelling.
- A vertex of a graph.
- In the context of "computer networking": A vertex or a leaf in a graph of a network; a computer or other device attached to a network
- In the context of "computer networking": host
vertex of a graph
- Czech: uzel
Node may mean:
- Node (autonomous system), behaviour for an ordinary differential equation near a critical point
- Node (botany), the place on a plant stem where a leaf is attached
- Node (Doctor Who), a cyborg with a donated human face that is used as a guide in the universe's largest library. See Silence in the Library
- Node (physics), a spatial locus along a standing wave where the wave has minimal amplitude
- Node (telecommunications), an originating or terminating point of information transfer in a telecommunications network
- Node (mathematics), a vertex in a graph, connecting two or more edges
- Node (networking), a device connected to a network, such as a computer or router
- Node (computer science), a basic unit used to build data structures such as linked lists and trees
- Node (circuits), a region in an electrical circuit where there is no change in potential
- Transport node
- Node (computer gaming), a particular style of adventure game
- Node Magazine, a literary project based on the novel Spook Country by William Gibson
- Artificial neuron, a basic unit in neural networks
- Vertex, one of the components of a graph
- A value that's used for function interpolation
- Nodal (protein), a protein involved in TGF beta signaling.
- In other languages, the words for some meanings of "node" and "knot" are the same.
node in Catalan: Node
node in German: Knoten
node in Spanish: Nodo
node in French: Nœud
node in Japanese: ノード
node in Latvian: Node
node in Dutch: Node
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