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[nohd-l] /ˈnoʊd l/
pertaining to or of the nature of a node.
Origin of nodal
1825-35; node + -al1
Related forms
nodality, noun
multinodal, adjective
postnodal, adjective Unabridged
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of or like a node
Derived Forms
nodality, noun
nodally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for nodal

1831, from node + -al (1). Related: Nodality.

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nodal in Medicine

nodal nod·al (nōd'l)
Of, relating to, resembling, being, or situated near or at a node.

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nodal in Technology

Interpreted language implemented on Norsk Data's NORD-10 computers. Used by CERN and DESY high energy physics labs to control their accelerator hardware, PADAC and SEDAC. Included trackball input, graphics.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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