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node

noun \ˈnōd\

: a small lump or mass of tissue in your body

: the small round part on the stem of a plant where a leaf grows

: a place where lines in a network cross or meet

Full Definition of NODE

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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Examples of NODE

  1. <the doctor examined the node on my knee before deciding it was the result of arthritis>

Origin of NODE

Middle English, from Latin nodus knot, node; akin to Middle Irish naidm bond
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with NODE

NODE Defined for Kids

node

noun \ˈnōd\

Definition of NODE for Kids

:  a thickened spot or part (as of a plant stem where a leaf develops)
Medical Dictionary

node

noun \ˈnōd\

Medical Definition of NODE

1
a :  a pathological swelling or enlargement (as of a rheumatic joint) b :  a body part resembling a knot; especially :  a discrete mass of one kind of tissue enclosed in tissue of a different kind—see atrioventricular node, lymph node
2
:  a point, line, or surface of a vibrating body that is free or relatively free of vibratory motion
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