Definition of

Node

  1. (noun, artifact) (computer science) any computer that is hooked up to a computer network
  2. (noun, body) any bulge or swelling of an anatomical structure or part
  3. (noun, body) the source of lymph and lymphocytes
  4. (noun, location) (astronomy) a point where an orbit crosses a plane
  5. (noun, location) (physics) the point of minimum displacement in a periodic system
  6. (noun, plant) (botany) the small swelling that is the part of a plant stem from which one or more leaves emerge
  7. (noun, shape) any thickened enlargement
  8. (noun, shape) a connecting point at which several lines come together

via WordNet, Princeton University

Antonyms of Node

antinode

Origin of the word Node

  1. 1572, "a knot or complication," from L. nodus "knot." Originally borrowed c.1400 in L. form, meaning "lump in the flesh." Meaning "point of intersection" (originally of planetary orbits with the ecliptic) first recorded 1665. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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