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NOUN (8)

1. a connecting point at which several lines come together;

2. any thickened enlargement;
[syn: node, knob, thickening]

3. (botany) the small swelling that is the part of a plant stem from which one or more leaves emerge;
[syn: node, leaf node]

4. (physics) the point of minimum displacement in a periodic system;

5. (astronomy) a point where an orbit crosses a plane;

6. the source of lymph and lymphocytes;
[syn: lymph node, lymph gland, node]

7. any bulge or swelling of an anatomical structure or part;

8. (computer science) any computer that is hooked up to a computer network;
[syn: node, client, guest]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Node \Node\ (n[=o]d), n. [L. nodus; perh. akin to E. knot. Cf. Noose, Nowed.] 1. A knot, a knob; a protuberance; a swelling. [1913 Webster] 2. Specifically: (a) (Astron.) 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. (b) (Bot.) The joint of a stem, or the part where a leaf or several leaves are inserted. (c) (Dialing) 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. (d) (Geom.) The point at which a curve crosses itself, being a double point of the curve. See Crunode, and Acnode. (e) (Mech.) The point at which the lines of a funicular machine meet from different angular directions; -- called also knot. --W. R. Johnson. (f) (Poet.) The knot, intrigue, or plot of a piece. (g) (Med.) 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. --Dunglison. (h) (Mus) One of the fixed points of a sonorous string, when it vibrates by aliquot parts, and produces the harmonic tones; nodal line or point. (i) (Zool.) A swelling. [1913 Webster] 3. (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. [PJC] 4. (Anat.) A small mass of tissue differing from other tissue in its immediate vicinity; as, a lymph node. [PJC] Ascending node (Astron.), the node at which the body is passing northerly, marked with the symbol [astascending], called the Dragon's head. Called also northern node. Descending node, the node at which the body is moving southwardly, marked thus [astdescending], called Dragon's tail. Line of nodes, a straight line joining the two nodes of an orbit. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

node n 1: a connecting point at which several lines come together 2: any thickened enlargement [syn: node, knob, thickening] 3: (botany) the small swelling that is the part of a plant stem from which one or more leaves emerge [syn: node, leaf node] 4: (physics) the point of minimum displacement in a periodic system [ant: antinode] 5: (astronomy) a point where an orbit crosses a plane 6: the source of lymph and lymphocytes [syn: lymph node, lymph gland, node] 7: any bulge or swelling of an anatomical structure or part 8: (computer science) any computer that is hooked up to a computer network [syn: node, client, guest]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

70 Moby Thesaurus words for "node": Gordian knot, amplitude, antinode, block, body, cake, clump, cluster, concrete, concretion, conglomerate, conglomeration, crest, crux, de Broglie wave, diffraction, dilemma, electromagnetic radiation, electromagnetic wave, enigma, frequency, frequency band, frequency spectrum, guided wave, in phase, interference, knot, knotty point, light, longitudinal wave, lump, mass, mechanical wave, nodosity, nodulation, nodule, nodulus, nodus, nonplus, out of phase, oxymoron, paradox, period, periodic wave, perplexity, pons asinorum, poser, puzzle, quandary, radio wave, ray, reinforcement, resonance, resonance frequency, seismic wave, shock wave, solid, solid body, sound wave, surface wave, teaser, tidal wave, transverse wave, trough, vexed question, wave, wave equation, wave motion, wave number, wavelength
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

node 1. A point or vertex in a graph. 2. network node. 3. A hypertext document.