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▪ No active nodes remain and we have explored the complete enumeration tree.
▪ Two data structures are used: an active node stack and a three-cell constituent buffer.
▪ At each stage we select an active node and develop it.
▪ In addition, inhibitory links between competitors at the same level allow better scoring, more active nodes to depress any competitors.
▪ The development strategy can be further controlled by specifying a parameter and temporarily removing nodes satisfying from the list of active nodes.
▪ If there are no active nodes left, the problem is solved and the incumbent solution is optimal.
▪ For example, no mention has been made of which variable to base branching on, or which active node to develop next.
▪ The remaining scope for choice surrounds the selection of an active node for development.
▪ There is therefore no need to grow new branches from node 7.
▪ When the required path does not exist, new nodes are allocated to build it.
▪ The transitions involved in these new nodes are printed out.
▪ We start with the single node 0, which is considered active, and set z large and negative.
▪ We have found that a single hidden layer node per about 50 input nodes will satisfy our requirements in imaging applications.
▪ For instance, no single node can recognise the class of images consisting of just one dot anywhere on the retina.
▪ Users can scale the Boss system up from a single node to 456 nodes, to give 114.6GFlops performance.
▪ This approach does not solve the problem of continuity that depends on more than the single preceding node.
▪ The lymph nodes are very painful and can take up to ten days to burst and then exude a thick yellow pus.
▪ When the granulomas infiltrate the root of the lungs, nearby lymph nodes swell and produce the X-ray abnormality your doctor saw.
▪ The percentage of aneuploid tumours increased according to tumour invasion and the development of lymph node metastasis reflecting an increased genomic instability.
▪ It was once thought that cancer from the lymph nodes could be spread to other organs or tissue through the lymph fluid.
▪ Of those cancers that seem to be limited to the prostate clinically, 25-35% will have lymph node metastases.
▪ Certain women with negative lymph nodes, for example, might not need chemotherapy, radiation or hormone treatments following surgery.
▪ Chest and abdominal computed tomography was performed every six months when lymph node or lung involvement was present at the initial staging.
▪ After he died physicians collected and froze samples of his blood and lymph nodes for future study.
▪ As a rule of thumb no source node name should occur in just one link object nor in many link objects.
▪ While often the caption is the target node name, sometimes an attractive caption does not fit the semantic net paradigm.
▪ Printing a section heading as a node name of the semantic net also sometimes seemed inappropriate for the printed form.
▪ An excerpt from the list of source node names which shows some of the most and least frequent names Figure 10.
▪ The study of node names suggests generic, semantic attributes for a book about information systems.
▪ Each node's output in the middle layer is connected to just one node in the top layer.
▪ Nodes are connected to other nodes by links.
▪ A Text Block is associated with the link which connects the two nodes.
▪ The movement between nodes is made possible by activating links, which connect related concepts or nodes.
▪ Fine roots develop from the nodes and the plant develops rapidly and outgrows the tank.
▪ Fine white roots develop from the nodes on the stems.
▪ The penalties indicate developing the up-problem at node 3 next.
▪ In many species, fine white or pinkish roots develop from these nodes.
▪ Then, at each stage, develop the active node with the largest assigned value.
▪ We now develop currently active nodes 9, 10 and 4.
▪ The runners develop roots from the nodes of the stems.
▪ Semantic net infrastructure A semantic network is a graph where natural language terms have been used to label the nodes and links.
▪ Resistors were used for both the nodes and the interconnection synapses.
▪ Also, subscribers can use any Dialplus node instead of having to register their password on each one separately.
▪ Finally any head string which uses the convergent node number must be removed as it is no longer available.
▪ Any tail string which uses the divergent node number is also removed for the same reason.
▪ Words such as aardvark use a number of nodes which are not shared with any other words.
▪ Each link object specifies some source node, link type, target node, pointers to paragraphs, and perhaps other attributes.
▪ Each node's output in the middle layer is connected to just one node in the top layer.
▪ If external input activated any node in the cluster, the cluster activity as a whole could be increased.
▪ It proceeds as follows: Choose random values for all the weights of all nodes.
▪ Such networks are relatively easy to construct because they require fewer nodes and interconnects than other networks.
▪ The now green stem becomes swollen at the nodes rather like bamboo.
▪ These links represent relationships between nodes.
▪ Typically, the net contains many nodes, but each node only has a few inputs: N is quite small.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Node \Node\ (n[=o]d), n. [L. nodus; perh. akin to E. knot. Cf. Noose, Nowed.]

  1. A knot, a knob; a protuberance; a swelling.

  2. Specifically:

    1. (Astron.) 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.

    2. (Bot.) The joint of a stem, or the part where a leaf or several leaves are inserted.

    3. (Dialing) 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.

    4. (Geom.) The point at which a curve crosses itself, being a double point of the curve. See Crunode, and Acnode.

    5. (Mech.) The point at which the lines of a funicular machine meet from different angular directions; -- called also knot.
      --W. R. Johnson.

    6. (Poet.) The knot, intrigue, or plot of a piece.

    7. (Med.) 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.

    8. (Mus) One of the fixed points of a sonorous string, when it vibrates by aliquot parts, and produces the harmonic tones; nodal line or point.

    9. (Zo["o]l.) A swelling.

  3. (Math., Computers) A special point in a graph or diagram which is attached to other points by links. It is often labeled and represented graphically as a box or circle. A node may represent any object which is related to other objects in a conceptual structure that can be represented as a graph, the relations being represented as links between the nodes.

  4. (Anat.) A small mass of tissue differing from other tissue in its immediate vicinity; as, a lymph node.

    Ascending node (Astron.), the node at which the body is passing northerly, marked with the symbol [astascending], called the Dragon's head. Called also northern node.

    Descending node, the node at which the body is moving southwardly, marked thus [astdescending], called Dragon's tail.

    Line of nodes, a straight line joining the two nodes of an orbit.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

early 15c., "a knot or lump," from Latin nodus "knot" (see net (n.)). Originally borrowed c.1400 in Latin form, meaning "lump in the flesh." Meaning "point of intersection" (originally of planetary orbits with the ecliptic) first recorded 1660s.


n. 1 A knot, knob, protuberance or swelling. 2 (context astronomy English) The point where the orbit of a planet, as viewed from the Sun, intersects the ecliptic. The ascending and descending nodes refer respectively to the points where the planet moves from S to N and N to S. The respective symbols are ☊ and ☋. 3 (context botany English) A stem node. 4 (context computer networking English) A computer or other device attached to a network. 5 (context engineering English) The point at which the lines of a funicular machine meet from different angular directions; -- called also knot. 6 (context geometry English) The point at which a curve crosses itself, being a double point of the curve. See Crunode, and Acnode. 7 (context graph theory English) A vertex or a leaf in a graph of a network, or other element in a data structure. 8 (context medicine English) 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. 9 (context physics English) A point along a standing wave where the wave has minimal amplitude. 10 (context rare English) The knot, intrigue, or plot of a piece. 11 (context technical English) A hole in the gnomon of a sundial, 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. 12 (cx linguistics English) The word of interest in a KWIC, surrounded by left and right cotexts.

  1. n. a connecting point at which several lines come together

  2. any thickened enlargement [syn: knob, thickening]

  3. (physics) the point of minimum displacement in a periodic system [ant: antinode]

  4. (astronomy) a point where an orbit crosses a plane

  5. the source of lymph and lymphocytes [syn: lymph node, lymph gland]

  6. any bulge or swelling of an anatomical structure or part

  7. (computer science) any computer that is hooked up to a computer network [syn: client, guest]


In general, a node is a localised swelling (a " knot") or a point of intersection (a vertex). Node may refer to:

Node (physics)

A node is a point along a standing wave where the wave has minimum amplitude. For instance, in a vibrating guitar string, the ends of the string are nodes. By changing the position of the end node through frets, the guitarist changes the effective length of the vibrating string and thereby the note played. The opposite of a node is an anti-node, a point where the amplitude of the standing wave is a maximum. These occur midway between the nodes.

Node (computer science)

A node is a basic unit used in computer science. Nodes are devices or data points on a larger network. Devices such as a personal computer, cell phone, or printer are nodes. When defining nodes on the internet, a node is anything that has an IP address. Nodes are individual parts of a larger data structure, such as linked lists and tree data structures. Nodes contain data and also may link to other nodes. Links between nodes are often implemented by pointers.

Node (autonomous system)

The behaviour of a linear autonomous system around a critical point is a node if the following conditions are satisfied:

Each path converges to the critical point as t → ∞ (or as t →  − ∞). Furthermore, each path approaches the point asymptotically through a line.

Node (band)

Node is an Italian death metal band formed in Milan in 1994 and currently signed to Punishment 18 Records. Their last (sixth) full-length album is titled Cowards Empire.

Node (networking)

In communication networks, a node ( Latinnodus, ‘knot’) is either a connection point, a redistribution point (e.g. data communications equipment), or a communication endpoint (e.g. data terminal equipment). The definition of a node depends on the network and protocol layer referred to. A physical network node is an active electronic device that is attached to a network, and is capable of creating, receiving, or transmitting information over a communications channel. A passive distribution point such as a distribution frame or patch panel is consequently not a node.

Node (circuits)

In electrical engineering, node, refers to any point on a circuit where two or more circuit elements meet. For two nodes to be different, their voltages must be different. Without any further knowledge, it is easy to establish how to find a node by using Ohm's Law: V=IR. When looking at circuit schematics, ideal wires have a resistance of zero. Since it can be assumed that there is no change in the potential across any part of the wire, all of the wire in between any components in a circuit is considered part of the same node.

Voltage = Current * Resistance
since voltage is a measure of potential difference, the voltage between any two parts of the same node is:

V= (Current) * 0

So at any two points on the same branch of the circuit, the change in potential difference is 0. Therefore, throughout the entire node the voltage is the same.

In this circuit diagram the voltage in the green node is the same throughout, likewise, the voltages in the blue node and the red node are the same throughout.

In most cases, the voltage difference between one point on a piece of metal (such as a copper wire), and the voltage at another point of the same piece of metal or on other bits of metal with metal-to-metal contact with the first piece of metal, is so small that it is usually considered insignificant. So every bit of that connected metal can be considered part of the same node.

Some notable exceptions, where the voltage difference is large enough to become significant, include:

  • high-precision resistance measurements using a Kelvin connection
  • the difference in voltage between ground and neutral, between the " neutral wire" and the " safety ground in a domestic AC power plugs and sockets, can be fatal. A properly installed electrical system connects them together at one (and only one) location, leading many people to the fatally incorrect conclusion that they are at "the same" voltage, or that the safety ground is "redundant and unnecessary".
  • the Seebeck effect and the Peltier effect
  • joints involving aluminium wire

Dots used to mark nodes on a circuit diagram are sometimes referred to as meatballs.

Node (Well of Echoes)

Nodes are fictional, naturally occurring phenomena in Ian Irvine’s The Three Worlds Cycle of novels. They often occur in places where there is a significant landmark, such as on a hill or mountain.

Nodes are places where the Secret Art can be used more successfully. They generate the field, which mancers draw upon to work their Art. Nodes also generate The Strong Forces. At first it is only speculation about the existence of The Strong Forces and the weak field is all that mancers can draw upon without being anthracised.

The Lyrinx learn to create Torgnadrs or node-drainers that drain the node of the field and render anything that draws power from it useless. Mancers who cannot draw from a distat node's field must rely on charged crystals, while clankers, constructs and any other devices of the Art will not work. There are also rare places called anti-nodes, where the Art does not work or is at least greatly reduced.

Node (UML)

A node In the Unified Modeling Language (UML) is a computational resource upon which UML artifacts may be deployed for execution.

There are two types of nodes: device nodes and execution environments.

  • A device represents hardware devices: a physical computational resource with processing capability upon which UML artifacts may be deployed for execution. Devices may be complex (i.e., they may consist of other devices).
  • An execution environment represents software containers (such as operating systems, JVM, servlet/EJB containers, application servers, portal servers etc.) This is a node that offers an execution environment for specific types of components that are deployed on it in the form of deployable artifacts.

Execution environments can be nested. Nodes can be interconnected through communication paths to define network structures. A communication path is an "association between two DeploymentTargets, through which they are able to exchange signals and messages".

NODE (wireless sensor)

NODE+ ( wireless sensor platform) is a first-generation handheld sensor measuring 1 inch in diameter and 3.75 inches wide that communicates wirelessly through low-energy Bluetooth 4.0 with Apple iOS devices.

NODE+ has been attributed in the media as a “ Swiss Army knife of sensors,” similar to the “ tricorder from Star Trek,” and as a “powerhouse of quality sensors” that can “measure anything.”

In September 2014, 16 interchangeable sensor modules were available for purchase that can detect color, gases, ambient temperature, barometric pressure, motion, surface temperature and other qualities.

Mobile applications that display the data transmitted by the NODE can be developed through an open application programming interface (API), although mobile app developers must obtain a commercial license from Variable Inc. prior to selling a mobile app that uses Node+ sensors for commercial purposes.

Node+ is available in educational settings through a partnership with Vernier Software & Technology. NODE+ is being sold for use in classrooms and educational institutions.NODE+ is also being used to support a variety of academic research studies. Additionally, NODE+ is being used as a platform to help industries worldwide develop Internet of Things (IoT) strategies.

NODE+ is manufactured in the United States of America.

Node (album)

Node is the third full-length album from Australian metalcore band Northlane. It was released by We Are Unified and Rise on 24 July 2015. This is the first album to feature vocalist Marcus Bridge after the departure of Adrian Fitipaldes in 2014. The band released two promotional singles, "Ra" and "Leech" respectively. "Ra" was handed out to fans as a free-download gift for supporting the band. "Leech" was released as a promotional single after the band began an interactive puzzle with clips of the song, combining all of the pieces together will create the song in its full length. A previous November 2014 single, "Rot", was re-recorded for the release of Node.

Usage examples of "node".

Spirit, with each node in the continuum of being, each link in the chain, being absolutely necessary and intrinsically valuable.

Barish, Engineer Tcud, Arbitrator Ranz, and his Station Six node peers.

The Nodes from gates three to thirty-six were always buzzing with news of the latest infections caught trying to sneak past their guard.

The points on the ecliptic where it crosses are called the ascending node and the descending node, or caput draconis and cauda draconisthat is, the head and the tail of the dragon.

No one in the Fourth Alliance, or in the Cecropia Federation whose boundary lay much closer to the Gulf, knew that those Bose nodes were there.

His symptoms themselves developed symptoms, troughs and nodes he charted with morbid attention in the dumpster, in his suspenders and horrid tweed cap, clutching a shopping bag with his wig and coat and comely habilements he could neither wear nor pawn.

Even if it took a full twelve hours to warn the people in the other cities and nodes, it would be full daylight when he faxed last to Paris Crater.

Daeman had faxed to an empty node at fourteen thousand feet above sea level, an uninhabited, wind-ravaged, snow-pelted node known only as Pikespik, to test it.

THE HEART of the pyramid node, Sith, no longer of the Thone, made ready to converse with Gys U Kalk of the Ggyddn.

Outside only to travel between nodes, and then they rode in sleeper-floaters along the leys, never seeing the open fields and the green forests they passed.

Gwu spotted a logistician staring perplexedly through the open hatch of a balky primary communications node.

A second possibility arises from the fact that the thymus is composed of lymphoid tissue, very like that of the spleen, the tonsils, and the lymph nodes.

He saw the Blue Meanie, far away now, ascending the ruined wall of the node.

He unbuttoned successively in reversed direction waistcoat, trousers, shirt and vest along the medial line of irregular incrispated black hairs extending in triangular convergence from the pelvic basin over the circumference of the abdomen and umbilicular fossicle along the medial line of nodes to the intersection of the sixth pectoral vertebrae, thence produced both ways at right angles and terminating in circles described about two equidistant points, right and left, on the summits of the mammary prominences.

By then, enlarged mediastinal lymph nodes would be putting serious extrinsic pressure on his heart, making it have to work even harder.