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English noun: node

1. node (shape) a connecting point at which several lines come together

Broader (hypernym)connection, connexion, link

2. node (shape) any thickened enlargement

Synonymsknob, thickening

Broader (hypernym)convex shape, convexity

3. node (plant) (botany) the small swelling that is the part of a plant stem from which one or more leaves emerge

Synonymsleaf node

Broader (hypernym)enation, plant process

Part meronymstalk, stem

Domain categorybotany, phytology

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

Broader (hypernym)point

Domain categorynatural philosophy, physics


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

Broader (hypernym)celestial point

Narrower (hyponym)ascending node, descending node

Domain categoryastronomy, uranology

6. node (body) the source of lymph and lymphocytes

Synonymslymph gland, lymph node

Broader (hypernym)lymphatic tissue, lymphoid tissue

Narrower (hyponym)axillary node, bubo, Peter's gland, Peyer's patch

Part meronymcardiovascular system, circulatory system, immune system

7. node (body) any bulge or swelling of an anatomical structure or part

Broader (hypernym)solid body substance

Narrower (hyponym)nodule

8. node (artifact) (computer science) any computer that is hooked up to a computer network

Synonymsclient, guest

Broader (hypernym)computer, computing device, computing machine, data processor, electronic computer, information processing system

Part meronymcomputer network

Domain categorycomputer science, computing

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