Node vs. Cell

Node vs. Cell — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Node and Cell

Nodenoun

A knob, knot, protuberance, or swelling.

Cellnoun

A narrow confining room, as in a prison or convent.

Nodenoun

(Medicine) A small, well-defined mass of tissue that is either normal or pathological, as a lymph node or a node at an arthritic joint.

Cellnoun

A small enclosed cavity or space, such as a compartment in a honeycomb or within a plant ovary or an area bordered by veins in an insect's wing.

Nodenoun

A point or area where two lines, paths, or parts intersect or branch off

"The nodes, or branching points, are usually demarcated by sets of one or more new, evolutionary characters that typify all taxa" (Pat Shipley).

Cellnoun

(Biology) The smallest structural unit of an organism that is capable of independent functioning, consisting of cytoplasm, usually one nucleus, and various other organelles, all surrounded by a semipermeable cell membrane.

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Nodenoun

A focal point or a point of interaction

"Inside the hospital, she became a node of gossip, despite being unable to communicate in the usual way" (Oliver Sacks).

Cellnoun

(Architecture) See web.

Nodenoun

(Botany) The point on a stem where a leaf is attached or has been attached; a joint.

Cellnoun

The smallest organizational unit of a clandestine group or movement, such as a banned political movement or a terrorist group. A cell's leader is often the only person who knows members of the organization outside the cell.

Nodenoun

See knot1.

Cellnoun

A single unit for electrolysis or conversion of chemical into electric energy, usually consisting of a container with electrodes and an electrolyte; a battery. Also called electrochemical cell.

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Nodenoun

(Physics) A point or region of virtually zero amplitude in a wave or periodic system.

Cellnoun

A single unit that converts radiant energy into electric energy

a solar cell.

Nodenoun

(Mathematics) The point at which a continuous curve crosses itself.

Cellnoun

A fuel cell.

Nodenoun

(Computers) A terminal in a computer network.

Cellnoun

A geographic area or zone surrounding a transmitter in a cellular telephone system.

Nodenoun

Either of two diametrically opposite points at which the orbit of a planet intersects the ecliptic.

Cellnoun

A cellphone.

Nodenoun

Either of two points at which the orbit of a satellite intersects the orbital plane of a planet.

Cellnoun

(Computers) A basic unit of storage in a computer memory that can hold one unit of information, such as a character or word.

Nodenoun

A knot, knob, protuberance or swelling.

Cellnoun

A storm cell.

Nodenoun

(astronomy) 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 South to North and N to S; their respective symbols are ☊ and ☋.

Cellnoun

A small humble abode, such as a hermit's cave or hut.

Nodenoun

(botany) A leaf node.

Cellnoun

A small religious house dependent on a larger one, such as a priory within an abbey.

Nodenoun

(networking) A computer or other device attached to a network.

Cellnoun

A box or other unit on a spreadsheet or similar array at the intersection of a column and a row.

Nodenoun

(engineering) The point at which the lines of a funicular machine meet from different angular directions; — called also knot.

Cellverb

To store in a honeycomb.

Nodenoun

(geometry) The point at which a curve crosses itself, being a double point of the curve. See crunode and acnode.

Cellverb

To live in or share a prison cell.

Nodenoun

(geometry) A similar point on a surface, where there is more than one tangent-plane.

Cellnoun

A single-room dwelling for a hermit.

Nodenoun

(graph theory) A vertex or a leaf in a graph of a network, or other element in a data structure.

Cellnoun

A small monastery or nunnery dependent on a larger religious establishment.

Nodenoun

(medicine) 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.

Cellnoun

A small room in a monastery or nunnery accommodating one person.

Gregor Mendel must have spent a good amount of time outside of his cell.

Nodenoun

(physics) A point along a standing wave where the wave has minimal amplitude.

Cellnoun

Each of the small hexagonal compartments in a honeycomb.

Nodenoun

(rare) The knot, intrigue, or plot of a dramatic work.

Cellnoun

Any of various chambers in a tissue or organism having specific functions.

Nodenoun

(technical) 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.

Cellnoun

(obsolete) Specifically, any of the supposed compartments of the brain, formerly thought to be the source of specific mental capacities, knowledge, or memories.

Nodenoun

(computational linguistics) The word of interest in a KWIC, surrounded by left and right cotexts.

Cellnoun

A section or compartment of a larger structure.

Nodenoun

a connecting point at which several lines come together

Cellnoun

Any small dwelling; a remote nook, a den.

Nodenoun

any thickened enlargement

Cellnoun

A room in a prison or jail for one or more inmates.

The combatants spent the night in separate cells.

Nodenoun

(physics) the point of minimum displacement in a periodic system

Cellnoun

A device which stores electrical power; used either singly or together in batteries; the basic unit of a battery.

This MP3 player runs on 2 AAA cells.

Nodenoun

(astronomy) a point where an orbit crosses a plane

Cellnoun

(biology) The basic unit of a living organism, consisting of a quantity of protoplasm surrounded by a cell membrane, which is able to synthesize proteins and replicate itself.

Nodenoun

the source of lymph and lymphocytes

Cellnoun

(meteorology) A small thunderstorm, caused by convection, that forms ahead of a storm front.

There is a powerful storm cell headed our way.

Nodenoun

any bulge or swelling of an anatomical structure or part

Cellnoun

(computing) The minimal unit of a cellular automaton that can change state and has an associated behavior.

The upper right cell always starts with the color green.

Nodenoun

(computer science) any computer that is hooked up to a computer network

Cellnoun

(card games) In FreeCell-type games, a space where one card can be placed.

Cellnoun

A small group of people forming part of a larger organization, often an outlawed one.

Those three fellows are the local cell of that organization.

Cellnoun

(communication) A short, fixed-length packet as in asynchronous transfer mode.

Virtual Channel number 5 received 170 cells.

Cellnoun

(communication) A region of radio reception that is a part of a larger radio network.

I get good reception in my home because it is near a cell tower.

Cellnoun

(geometry) A three-dimensional facet of a polytope.

Cellnoun

(statistics) The unit in a statistical array (a spreadsheet, for example) where a row and a column intersect.

Cellnoun

(architecture) The space between the ribs of a vaulted roof.

Cellnoun

(architecture) A cella.

Cellnoun

(entomology) An area of an insect wing bounded by veins

Cellnoun

A cellular phone.

Cellverb

(transitive) To place or enclose in a cell.

Cellnoun

any small compartment;

the cells of a honeycomb

Cellnoun

(biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; cells may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals

Cellnoun

a device that delivers an electric current as the result of a chemical reaction

Cellnoun

a small unit serving as part of or as the nucleus of a larger political movement

Cellnoun

a hand-held mobile radiotelephone for use in an area divided into small sections (cells), each with its own short-range transmitter/receiver

Cellnoun

small room is which a monk or nun lives

Cellnoun

a room where a prisoner is kept