Node vs. Vertex

Node vs. Vertex — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Node and Vertex

Nodenoun

A knob, knot, protuberance, or swelling.

Vertexnoun

The highest point; the apex or summit

the vertex of a mountain.

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.

Vertexnoun

The highest point of the skull.

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).

Vertexnoun

The top of the head.

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).

Vertexnoun

In astrology, the highest point reached in the apparent motion of a celestial body.

Nodenoun

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

Vertexnoun

The point at which the sides of an angle intersect.

Nodenoun

See knot1.

Vertexnoun

The point on a triangle or pyramid opposite to and farthest away from its base.

Nodenoun

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

Vertexnoun

A point on a polyhedron common to three or more sides.

Nodenoun

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

Vertexnoun

A point of maximal curvature on a parabola or hyperbola.

Nodenoun

(Computers) A terminal in a computer network.

Vertexnoun

The highest point of something.

Nodenoun

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

Vertexnoun

(anatomy) The highest surface on the skull.

Nodenoun

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

Vertexnoun

(geometry) The common point of the two rays of the angle, or its equivalent structure in polyhedra (meeting of edges) and higher order polytopes.

Nodenoun

A knot, knob, protuberance or swelling.

Vertexnoun

(mathematics) A point on the curve with a local minimum or maximum of curvature.

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 ☋.

Vertexnoun

(graph theory) One of the elements of a graph joined or not by edges to other vertices.

Nodenoun

(botany) A leaf node.

Vertexnoun

(computer graphics) A point in 3D space, usually given in terms of its Cartesian coordinates.

Nodenoun

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

Vertexnoun

(optics) The point where the surface of a lens crosses the optical axis.

Nodenoun

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

Vertexnoun

An interaction point.

Nodenoun

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

Vertexnoun

(astrology) The point where the prime vertical meets the ecliptic in the western hemisphere of a natal chart.

Nodenoun

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

Vertexnoun

the point of intersection of lines or the point opposite the base of a figure

Nodenoun

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

Vertexnoun

the highest point (of something);

at the peak of the pyramid

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.

Nodenoun

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

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

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.

Nodenoun

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

Nodenoun

a connecting point at which several lines come together

Nodenoun

any thickened enlargement

Nodenoun

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

Nodenoun

(astronomy) a point where an orbit crosses a plane

Nodenoun

the source of lymph and lymphocytes

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any bulge or swelling of an anatomical structure or part

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