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Definition of node:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. A knot, a knob; a protuberance; a swelling.
  4. A swelling.
  5. One of the fixed points of a sonorous string, when it vibrates by aliquot parts, and produces the harmonic tones; nodal line or point.
  6. 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.
  7. The joint of a stem, or the part where a leaf or several leaves are inserted.
  8. The knot, intrigue, or plot of a piece.
  9. The point at which a curve crosses itself, being a double point of the curve. See Crunode, and Acnode.
  10. The point at which the lines of a funicular machine meet from different angular directions; - called also knot.

Synonyms:

connection, boss, junction, thickening, lymph node, lymph gland, invitee, knob, bulge, inspissation, customer, joint, clot, thickener, lump, client, bump, swelling, leaf node, pommel, link, Guest.

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