node

Definitions

  • Node's Flight
    Node's Flight
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n node (computer science) any computer that is hooked up to a computer network
    • n node any bulge or swelling of an anatomical structure or part
    • n node the source of lymph and lymphocytes
    • n node (astronomy) a point where an orbit crosses a plane
    • n node (physics) the point of minimum displacement in a periodic system
    • n node (botany) the small swelling that is the part of a plant stem from which one or more leaves emerge
    • n node any thickened enlargement
    • n node a connecting point at which several lines come together
    • ***
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Node 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.
    • Node 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.
    • Node A knot, a knob; a protuberance; a swelling.
    • Node (Anat) A small mass of tissue differing from other tissue in its immediate vicinity; as, a lymph node .
    • Node (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.
    • Node A swelling.
    • Node One of the fixed points of a sonorous string, when it vibrates by aliquot parts, and produces the harmonic tones; nodal line or point.
    • Node 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.
    • Node The joint of a stem, or the part where a leaf or several leaves are inserted.
    • Node The knot, intrigue, or plot of a piece.
    • Node The point at which a curve crosses itself, being a double point of the curve. See Crunode, and Acnode.
    • Node The point at which the lines of a funicular machine meet from different angular directions; -- called also knot.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n node A knot, or what resembles one; a knob; a protuberance.
    • n node In pathol.:
    • n node A hard swelling on a ligament, tendon, or bone.
    • n node A hard concretion or incrustation on a joint affected with gout or rheumatism. Specifically
    • n node In anatomy, a joint, articulation, or condyle, as one of the knuckles of the hand, bones being usually enlarged at their articular ends, thus constituting nodes or knotted parts between slenderer portions technically called internodes.
    • n node In entomology, any knot-like part or organ. Specifically— The basal segment of an insect's abdomen when it is short and strongly constricted before and behind, so as to be distinctly separated, not only from the thorax, but from the rest of the abdomen. The term is especially used in describing ants, some species of which have the second abdominal ring constricted in the same manner, forming a second node behind the first.
    • n node In botany, the definite part of a stem which normally bears a leaf, or a whorl of leaves, or in cryptogams, such as Equisetum and Chara, the points on the stem at which foliar organs of various kinds are borne. See cut in next column.
    • n node In astronomy, one of the points in which two great circles of the celestial sphere, such as the ecliptic and equator, or the orbit of a planet and the ecliptic, intersect each other; especially, one of the points at which a celestial orbit cuts the plane of the ecliptic. The node at which a heavenly body passes or appears to pass to the north of the plane of the orbit or great circle with which its own orbit or apparent orbit is compared is called the ascending node; that where it descends to the south is called the demanding node. (See dragon's head and tail, under dragon.) At the vernal equinox the sun is in its ascending node, at the autumnal equinox in its descending node. The straight line joining the nodes is called the line of nodes.
    • n node In acoustics, a point or line in a vibratile body, whether a stretched string or membrane, a solid rod, plate, or bell, or a column of air, which, when the body is thrown into vibration, remains either absolutely or relatively at rest: opposed to loop.
    • n node Figuratively, a knot; an entanglement.
    • n node In dialing, a point or hole in the gnomon of a dial, by the shadow of or light, through which either the hour of the day in dials without furniture, or the parallels of the sun's declination and his place in the ecliptic, etc., in dials with furniture, are shown.
    • n node In geom.:
    • n node A point upon a curve such that any line passing through it cuts the curve at fewer distinct points than lines in general do. At a node a curve has two or more distinct tangents. If two of these are real, the curve appears to cross itself at this point; if they are all imaginary, the point is isolated from the rest, of the real part of the curve.
    • n node A double point of a surface; a point where there is more than one tangent-plane; especially, a conical point where the form of the surface in the infinitesimally distant neighborhood is that of a double cone of any order. But there are other kinds of nodes of surfaces, as trinodes, binodes, and unodes (see these words), as well as nodal curves. See nodal.
    • n node A point of a surface: so called because it is a node of the curve of intersection of the surface with the tangent-plane at that point.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Node nōd a knot: a knob: a knot or entanglement: : :
    • n Node nōd (astron.) one of the two points in which the orbit of a planet intersects the plane of the ecliptic
    • n Node nōd (bot.) the joint of a stem: the plot of a piece in poetry
    • n Node nōd (math.) a point at which a curve cuts itself, and through which more than one tangent to the curve can be drawn: a similar point on a surface, where there is more than one tangent-plane
    • ***

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. nodus,; perh. akin to E. knot,. Cf. Noose Nowed
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. nodus (for gnodus), allied to Knot.

Usage

In literature:

What store of corn has careful Nodes, think you, Whose field his foot is, and whose barn his shoe?
"The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2" by Robert Herrick
Scales or buds in pairs on 1 to 4 nodes below the compound leaves.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Thirty-Fourth Annual Report 1943" by Various
And if one of the nodes is unoccupied, then the machine's out of balance.
"Pagan Passions" by Gordon Randall Garrett
The nodes of farcy are distinct and hard and never circumscribed, as in the other disease.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
Germany has nodings to teach him, he has to teach Germany.
"The Melting-Pot" by Israel Zangwill
I zhall dake noding bood die hant of mein vrients.
"Diamond Dyke" by George Manville Fenn
As a rule not more than five to twenty nodes are present.
"Essentials of Diseases of the Skin" by Henry Weightman Stelwagon
He discovered, also, the inequality in the inclination of the moon's orbit, and in the motion of her nodes.
"The Martyrs of Science, or, The lives of Galileo, Tycho Brahe, and Kepler" by David Brewster
The nodes are also closer together here for strength.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
Really you beople do noding but chadder!
"Vice Versa" by F. Anstey
***

In poetry:

In child-way her heart's eye did see
The correlation's node:
"Yes," she said, "God takes care o' me,
An' I take care o' God."
"Reciprocity" by George MacDonald
Now I have one C. gave me,
a dense node of sleeping fire.
I keep it where I read and write.
"You're on chummy terms with dread,"
"Poem (The lump of coal my parents teased)" by William Matthews

In news:

Some breast cancer patients can skip node surgery.
MediaMatrix NION nX Digital Audio Processing Node .
NION nX nodes & MediaMatrix NION NWare 1.4.2.
Today, NodeFly has launched an open beta of a Node .js Application Performance Monitoring solution (APM).
"As a Node .js user, we needed to find a solution to monitor ourselves and thus our APM solution was born," says Eugene Kaydalov, CTO of NodeFly.
Graphic Node offers 10 Keynote themes for free.
Why Developers Love Node .js: Reason 3.
Saxitoxin blocks batrachotoxin-modified sodium channels in the node of Ranvier in a voltage-dependent manner.
The first step is a link between WYSIWYG and ELC's dmXLAN nodes, a product line that has been on the market for almost two years.
George Yu's Node Gadget Can Measure Anything .
In this image provided by NASA the SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo craft is berthed to the Earth-facing side of the International Space Station's Harmony node Wednesday Oct 10, 2012.
Used in conjunction with the XLNT NS12P(F) GroundSwitch device, DN2 DMX/Ethernet Nodes create a package for all DMX over Ethernet data distribution applications.
Used in conjunction with the XLNT NS12P(F) GroundSwitch device, DN2 DMX/ Ethernet Nodes create a package for all DMX over Ethernet data distribution applications.
George Yu's Node Gadget Can Measure Anything.
George Yu's Node Gadget Can Measure Anything.
***

In science:

C (n, k) from the preexisting node n to node k depends on the out-degree of the node n and in-degree of the target node k .
Adaptive Random Walks on the Class of Web Graph
Given the edge a − i connecting the function node a to the variable i, we denote by J the set of indices of the variable nodes “above” the function node a, i.e. J = I (a) \ i (in the figure J = {j1 , j2 , j3}).
Constraint Satisfaction by Survey Propagation
Since function nodes are connected to two variable nodes only (constraints are edges in the original graph), there is only one variable node j above function node a.
Constraint Satisfaction by Survey Propagation
Shown are all thirteen 3-node connected directed subgraphs and 4 examples of 4 node subgraphs. n is the number of nodes in the subgraph, g, the number of edges and s, the maximal degree within the subgraph.
Subgraphs in random networks
Although this argument is not exact since we neglected the time spent on the journey to the intermediate node, it indicates that nodes with larger RWC may be typically visited earlier than nodes with smaller RWC by the random walker.
Random Walks on Complex Networks
***