Meaning of NODE in English

NODE

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈnōd ]

noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Latin nodus knot, node; akin to Middle Irish naidm bond

Date: 15th century

1.

a. : a pathological swelling or enlargement (as of a rheumatic joint)

b. : a discrete mass of one kind of tissue enclosed in tissue of a different kind

2. : an entangling complication (as in a drama) : predicament

3. : either of the two points where the orbit of a planet or comet intersects the ecliptic ; also : either of the points at which the orbit of an earth satellite crosses the plane of the equator

4.

a. : a point, line, or surface of a vibrating body or system that is free or relatively free from vibratory motion

b. : a point at which a wave has an amplitude of zero

5.

a. : a point at which subsidiary parts originate or center

b. : a point on a stem at which a leaf or leaves are inserted

c. : a point at which a curve intersects itself in such a manner that the branches have different tangents

d. : vertex 1b

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