A flow or flowing: A continued flow; a flood. The flowing in of the tide. The rate of flow of fluid, particles, or energy through a given surface. The lines of force of an electric or magnetic field. Constant or frequent change; fluctuation
1. An obsolete term denoting the type of mental imagery in which one recalls most readily that which has been seen.
Compare: audile, motile.
2. A person with such mental imagery.
1. a knot, protuberance, or knob.
2. a centering point of component parts.
3. Anatomy . a knotlike mass of tissue: lymph node.
4. Pathology . circumscribed swelling.
5. Botany .
a. a joint in a stem.
b. a part of a stem that normally bears a leaf.
6. Mathematics . knot ( def. 12 ) .
7. Geometry . a point on a curve or surface at which there can be more than one tangent line or tangent plane.
8. Physics . a point, line, or region in a standing wave at which there is relatively little or no vibration.
9. Astronomy . either of the two points at which the orbit of a heavenly body intersects a given plane, especially the plane of the ecliptic or of the celestial equator. Compare ascending node, descending node.
10. Linguistics . an element of a tree diagram that represents a constituent of a linguistic construction.
11. Optics . nodal point.
12. Engineering . panel point.
13. nodus. Origin: 1565–75; < Latin nōdus knot