- a joint in a stem.
- a part of a stem that normally bears a leaf.
- a connection point in a network that is a processing device with an assigned address, as a router, computer terminal, peripheral device, or mobile device: nodes on the internet;In a well-designed network, the failure of one computer node does not cause a failure in the network.
- a data point or cluster within a tree or other information structure, as defined by its relationship to another data point or cluster: The directory node governs several constituent files.The nodes in an artificial neural network are connected to each other to send and receive information, much like the neurons of the human brain.
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So that to pass from node to node the impulse must pass up the pipe and down again.
The distance from node to node in a vibrating body is called a ventral segment.
Node would run down the hill a few feet launching himself into the air.Watch Yourself Go By|Al. G. Field
The node, therefore, is one of the most familiar forms of vocal catastrophe.
In the formation of the node it is worth remarking that the coughing node may appear at any point on the cords.
British Dictionary definitions for node
- any natural bulge or swelling of a structure or part, such as those that occur along the course of a lymphatic vessel (lymph node)
- a finger joint or knuckle
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Scientific definitions for node
- A point on a stem where a leaf is or has been attached.
- A swelling or lump on a tree; a knob or knot.
- 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.♦ 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.
- Either of the two points at which the orbit of an artificial satellite intersects the equatorial plane of the planet it is orbiting.