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Meaning of NODE

Pronunciation:  nowd

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

NODE is a 4 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: client, guest, knob, lymph gland, lymph node, thickening
 Antonyms: antinode
 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Node\, n. [L. nodus; perh. akin to E. knot. Cf. {Noose},
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
   (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

{Line of nodes}, a straight line joining the two nodes of an

Computing Dictionary

1. A point or vertex in a graph.

2. An addressable device attached to a computer network. More often called a "host".

3. A hypertext document.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Small round tissue or structure.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The point on a stem from which one or more leaves grow.
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