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Node   /noʊd/   Listen

A connecting point at which several lines come together.
Any thickened enlargement.  Synonyms: knob, thickening.
(botany) the small swelling that is the part of a plant stem from which one or more leaves emerge.  Synonym: leaf node.
(physics) the point of minimum displacement in a periodic system.
(astronomy) a point where an orbit crosses a plane.
The source of lymph and lymphocytes.  Synonyms: lymph gland, lymph node.
Any bulge or swelling of an anatomical structure or part.
(computer science) any computer that is hooked up to a computer network.  Synonyms: client, guest.

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"Node" Quotes from Famous Books

... the middle of the room, when she was shown in by the landlady. He too was moved outside himself. She saw him agitated and shaken, a frail, unsubstantial body silent like the node of some violent force, that came out from him and shook ...
— Women in Love • D. H. Lawrence

... for the same time, but the velocity is much greater. The extreme latitudes vary at different times with the eccentricity of the lunar orbit, with the place or longitude of the perigee, and with the longitude of the moon's ascending node, but in no case can the central vortex reach within 5d of the equator, or higher than about 75d of latitude north or south. Hence there are no storms strictly speaking beyond 88d[7] of latitude; although a storm may be raging close by, at the turning point south, and draw in a very strong ...
— Outlines of a Mechanical Theory of Storms - Containing the True Law of Lunar Influence • T. Bassnett

... are aware that wrong methods of tone-production result in nodes on the vocal cords. The node, therefore, is one of the most familiar ...
— The Voice - Its Production, Care and Preservation • Frank E. Miller

... all dis eart'ly pliss? Oh, vot ish man's soocksess? Oh, vot ish various kinds of dings? Und vot ish hobbiness? Ve find a pank node in de shtreedt, Next dings der pank ish preak! Ve folls, and knocks our outsides in, Vhen ve a ...
— The Breitmann Ballads • Charles G. Leland

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