Node definitions

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A knot; knob; swelling.
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A point of concentration; central point.
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A knotty, localized swelling; protuberance.
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Either of the two points at which the orbit of a celestial body intersects a reference plane, as the ecliptic.
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That part, or joint, of a stem from which a leaf starts to grow.
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The point where a continuous curve crosses or meets itself.
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The point, line, or surface of a vibrating object, as a string, that is virtually free of vibration.
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A point or region of virtually zero amplitude in a wave or periodic system.
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The point at which a continuous curve crosses itself.
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A terminal in a computer network.
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A small mass or lump of body tissue that either occurs naturally, as in the case of lymph nodes, or is a result of disease.
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A point or region of a vibrating or oscillating system, such as the standing wave of a vibrating guitar string, at which the amplitude of the vibration or oscillation is zero. Harmonic frequencies in oscillating systems always have nodes.
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The point on a stem where a leaf is attached or has been attached; a joint.
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A junction point at which two or more circuits interconnect in a data network. A bridge, for example, interconnects two or more segments of a local area network (LAN). See also bridge, circuit, LAN, and network.
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A computer or a peripheral that is connected to a network.
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A point or region of virtually zero amplitude in a wave or periodic system.
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In a switched network, a switching point that comprises a point of interconnection for circuits, a data switch, and control facilities. In the public switched telephone network (PSTN), for example, a great many circuits terminate in a central office (CO) and a tandem office, each of which comprises one or more switches and Signaling System 7 (SS7) network control logic, multiplexers, a wide variety of other devices. See also access node, CO, PSTN, service node, SS7, switch, and tandem switch.
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A device such as a station, bridge, computer, repeater, server, switch, or other device that connects to a network.
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The definition of a node is a central point, swollen area or a knot.

An example of a node is a knot in a twisted rope.

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In the IBM Systems Network Architecture (SNA), a physical device such as a computer, communications processor (e.g., FEP), terminal controllers, or terminal. See also SNA.
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A knob, knot, protuberance, or swelling.
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A small, well-defined mass of tissue that is either normal or pathological, as a lymph node or a node at an arthritic joint.
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A point or area where two lines, paths, or parts intersect or branch off.
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A focal point or a point of interaction.
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The point on a stem where a leaf is attached or has been attached; a joint.
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Either of two diametrically opposite points at which the orbit of a planet intersects the ecliptic.
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Either of two points at which the orbit of a satellite intersects the orbital plane of a planet.
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A knob, knot, protuberance, or swelling.
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A small, well-defined mass of tissue that is either normal or pathological, as a lymph node or a node at an arthritic joint.
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A point on a stem where a leaf is or has been attached.
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A swelling or lump on a tree; a knob or knot.
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Either of the two points on the celestial sphere at which the path of a revolving body, such as the Moon, a planet, or a comet, intersects the ecliptic. &diamf3; The point at which the body traverses from south of the ecliptic to north is the ascending node . The opposite point, when the body traverses the ecliptic from north to south, is the descending node .
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Either of the two points at which the orbit of an artificial satellite intersects the equatorial plane of the planet it is orbiting.
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(1) See Node.js.
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Any devices attached to a telecommunications network such as cell phones, computers, personal digital assistants (PDAs), and other network appliances. In the IP domain, any device having an IP address is called a node. Servers in a clustering setting, such as database clusters or Web farms (large installations of Web servers), are also called nodes. About, Inc. Node. [Online, 2004.] About, Inc. Website. http:// compnetworking.about.com/library/glossary/bldef-node.htm.
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New Oxford Dictionary of English.
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Origin of node

Middle English lump in the flesh from Latin nōdus knot ned- in Indo-European roots