node node  /ˈnoʊd/


  1. (n) a connecting point at which several lines come together
  2. (n) any thickened enlargement
  3. (n) (botany) the small swelling that is the part of a plant stem from which one or more leaves emerge
  4. (n) (physics) the point of minimum displacement in a periodic system
  5. (n) (astronomy) a point where an orbit crosses a plane
  6. (n) the source of lymph and lymphocytes
  7. (n) any bulge or swelling of an anatomical structure or part
  8. (n) (computer science) any computer that is hooked up to a computer network


  1. During the patient's lumpectomy or mastectomy, surgeons traditionally examine the lymph node closest to the breast the sentinel node for signs of metastases.
  2. If a CT shows that a lymph node is less than one centimeter in size, it is considered to be normal.
  3. Though the precise source of Ruby's cancer remained undetermined, tests showed a malignancy in a lymph node in his neck and a cluster of nodules in the chest and lungs.


  1. Facebook's Newest Datacenter Relies On Arctic Cooling

    Nerval's Lobster writes "One year and seven months after beginning construction, Facebook has brought its first datacenter on foreign soil online. That soil is in Lulea, town of 75,000 people on northern Sweden's east coast, just miles south of the boundary separating the Arctic Circle from the somewhat-less-frigid land below it. Lulea (also nicknamed The Node Pole for the number of datacenters ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Slashdot

  2. Wafer Analysis System quickly diagnoses root cause of defects.

    With automated front opening universal pod, Helios NanoLab™ 1200AT DualBeam™ System can be located inside semiconductor wafer lab, where SEM imaging and focused ion beam milling are used to extract ultrathin samples of targeted structures for examination in TEM. System can create site-specific TEM samples thin enough to capture single transistor at 10 nm node, from wafers up to 300 ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

  3. Supermicro Exhibits Comprehensive Lineup of Power Saving Server and Storage Solutions at ...

    FatTwin™ $500 Savings per Node and MicroCloud Featuring 8 Xeon Nodes per 1U Lead the Industry in Performance-per-Watt, per-Square Foot TAIPEI, Taiwan - Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing is exhibiting its latest energy efficient server and storage solutions this week at Computex ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: ThomasNet


  1. Speaking alongside fellow band member Ad-Rock via a video broadcast on the Beastie Boys website earlier today, Yauch explained he has "a form of cancer in the gland that's over here (points to neck), the Parotid gland. It's also in a lymph node...
    on Jul 20, 2009 By: Adam Yauch Source:

  2. "We had four-node network and tested the heck out of it," Kleinrock said. "We were able to break the network at will. It was very valuable to shake those things out early on."
    on Oct 25, 2009 By: Leonard Kleinrock Source: AFP

  3. "I am at home recovering from my two surgeries," wrote Etheridge on the site's message board. "The good news is they took out the tumor and a few lymph nodes, only one of which was positive ...... the centinal node (for those that know breast...
    on Oct 19, 2004 By: Melissa Etheridge Source: PlanetOut

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