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noun
Node  n.  
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 Acnode.
(e)
(Mech.) The point at which the lines of a funicular machine meet from different angular directions; called also knot.
(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.
(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)
(Zool.) A swelling.
3.
(Math., Computers) A special point in a graph or diagram which is attached to other points by links. It is often labeled and represented graphically as a box or circle. A node may represent any object which is related to other objects in a conceptual structure that can be represented as a graph, the relations being represented as links between the nodes.
4.
(Anat.) A small mass of tissue differing from other tissue in its immediate vicinity; as, a lymph node.
Ascending node (Astron.), the node at which the body is passing northerly. Called also northern node.
Descending node, the node at which the body is moving southwardly.
Line of nodes, a straight line joining the two nodes of an orbit.






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"Node" Quotes from Famous Books



... it, she said with a little decisive node: "You must sit down and sit still, for I have along, tiresome story to tell, and a very prosaic favor to ask;" for she had resolved, "he shall go forward now with his eyes open, and he shall never say I won him by seeming what ...
— A Face Illumined • E. P. Roe

... points where the orbit of the moon or a planet intersect the plane of the ecliptic. The ascending node is the one when the planet is moving northwards, and the line of intersection of the orbital plane with the ecliptic is the line ...
— Kepler • Walter W. Bryant

... than in the later part of the verse. This last table is further evidence of the increased exactness of the rhythmic perception at the close of the verse. As far as nodes are concerned, they show clearly two types: (1) A node after the second foot (L., G., Mi., Mc.) and (2) a node after the third foot (R., B., H.). For the tetrameter there is some indication in the cases of B., S. and Mc., but the other cases are negative and ...
— Harvard Psychological Studies, Volume 1 • Various



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