Meaning of NODE in English

NODE

/nohd/ , n.

1. a knot, protuberance, or knob.

2. a centering point of component parts.

3. Anat. a knotlike mass of tissue: lymph node.

4. Pathol. circumscribed swelling.

5. Bot.

a. a joint in a stem.

b. a part of a stem that normally bears a leaf.

6. Math. knot (def. 12).

7. Geom. a point on a curve or surface at which there can be more than one tangent line or tangent plane.

8. Physics. a point, line, or region in a standing wave at which there is relatively little or no vibration.

9. Astron. either of the two points at which the orbit of a heavenly body intersects a given plane, esp. the plane of the ecliptic or of the celestial equator. Cf. ascending node, descending node .

10. Ling. an element of a tree diagram that represents a constituent of a linguistic construction.

11. Optics. See nodal point .

12. Engin. See panel point .

13. nodus.

[ 1565-75; nodus knot ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .