Definition of node noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//nəʊd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//noʊd//
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  1. 1(biology) a place on the stem of a plant from which a branch or leaf grows
  2. 2(biology) a small swelling on a root or branch
  3. 3 a point at which two lines or systems meet or cross a network node
  4. 4(computing) a piece of equipment such as a computer, that is attached to a network
  5. 5(anatomy) a small hard mass of tissue, especially near a joint in the human body a lymph node
  6. Word Originlate Middle English (denoting a knotty swelling or a protuberance): from Latin nodus ‘knot’.
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