node

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From Latin nodus, cognate of English knot.

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node (plural nodes)

  1. A knot, knob, protuberance or swelling.
  2. (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 .
  3. (botany) A stem node.
  4. (computer networking) A computer or other device attached to a network.
  5. (computing theory) A vertex or a leaf in a graph of a network, or other element in a data structure.
  6. (engineering) The point at which the lines of a funicular machine meet from different angular directions; -- called also knot.
  7. (geometry) The point at which a curve crosses itself, being a double point of the curve. See Crunode, and Acnode.
  8. (graph theory) A vertex of a graph.
  9. (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.
  10. (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.
  11. (rare) The knot, intrigue, or plot of a piece.
  12. (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.

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  • (computer networking): host
  • (graph theory): vertex

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

node c (singular definite noden, plural indefinite noder)

  1. A musical note

Dutch[edit]

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node

  1. (archaic) Dative singular form of nood

Latin[edit]

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nōde

  1. vocative singular of nōdus