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In the science of waves, a node is a point of minimum displacement (zero amplitude) on a standing wave, such as the stationary points on a vibrating string. See also

 

In celestial mechanics, a node is either of the points on the celestial sphere at which the plane of an orbit intersects a reference plane. The position of a node is one of the standard orbital elements used to specify the orientation of an orbit. An antinode lies 90° of orbital longitude away from its corresponding node. See ascending node and descending node.

 

In anatomy, a node is thickening or enlargement of an organ or tissue, such as a lymph node or the sinoatrial node in the heart.

 

In botany, the position on the stem of a plant from which a leaf or leaves grow.

 

In analytical geometry, a point of intersection of two or more parts of a single curve.

 

In information processing and telecommunications, a junction or connection point in a network, e.g., a terminal or a computer.