Definition of NODE

1. Noun. A connecting point at which several lines come together.

Generic synonyms: Connection, Connexion, Link

2. Noun. Any thickened enlargement.
Exact synonyms: Knob, Thickening
Generic synonyms: Convex Shape, Convexity
Derivative terms: Knobby

3. Noun. (botany) the small swelling that is the part of a plant stem from which one or more leaves emerge.
Exact synonyms: Leaf Node
Category relationships: Botany, Phytology
Generic synonyms: Enation, Plant Process
Group relationships: Stalk, Stem

4. Noun. (physics) the point of minimum displacement in a periodic system.
Category relationships: Natural Philosophy, Physics
Generic synonyms: Point
Antonyms: Antinode

5. Noun. (astronomy) a point where an orbit crosses a plane.
Category relationships: Astronomy, Uranology
Specialized synonyms: Ascending Node, Descending Node
Generic synonyms: Celestial Point

6. Noun. The source of lymph and lymphocytes.

7. Noun. Any bulge or swelling of an anatomical structure or part.
Generic synonyms: Solid Body Substance
Specialized synonyms: Nodule

8. Noun. (computer science) any computer that is hooked up to a computer network.

Definition of NODE

1. n. A knot, a knob; a protuberance; a swelling.

Definition of NODE

1. Abbreviation. New Oxford Dictionary of English ¹

2. Noun. A knot, knob, protuberance or swelling. ¹

3. Noun. (astronomy) The point where the orbit of a planet, as viewed from the Sun, intersects the ecliptic. The ascending and descending nodes refer respectively to the points where the planet moves from S to N and N to S. The respective symbols are ? and ?. ¹

4. Noun. (botany) A stem node. ¹

5. Noun. (context: computer networking) A computer or other device attached to a network. ¹

6. Noun. (context: computing theory) A vertex or a leaf in a graph of a network, or other element in a data structure. ¹

7. Noun. (engineering) The point at which the lines of a funicular machine meet from different angular directions; -- called also knot. ¹

8. Noun. (geometry) The point at which a curve crosses itself, being a double point of the curve. See Crunode, and Acnode. ¹

9. Noun. (graph theory) A vertex of a graph. ¹

10. Noun. (medicine) 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. ¹

11. Noun. (music) One of the fixed points of a sonorous string, when it vibrates by aliquot parts, and produces the harmonic tones; nodal line or point. ¹

12. Noun. A swelling. ¹

13. Noun. (rare) The knot, intrigue, or plot of a piece. ¹

14. Noun. (context: technical) A hole in the gnomon of a sundial, 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. ¹

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Definition of NODE

1. a swollen enlargement [n -S]

Medical Definition of NODE

1. A point in a plant stem at which one or more leaves are attached. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of NODE

nodding donkey
nodding donkeys
nodding groundsel
nodding off
nodding onion
nodding spasm
nodding thistle
nodding wild onion
node of Aschoff and Tawara
node of Cloquet
node of Ranvier
node of Rouviere
node of ligamentum arteriosum
nodes of Ranvier
nodi lymphatici abdominis viscerales
nodi lymphatici anorectales
nodi lymphatici appendiculares

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