Descendant vs Node - What's the difference?

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As an adjective descendant

is descending from a biological ancestor.

As a noun descendant

is (literally) one who is the progeny of a specified person, at any distance of time or through any number of generations.

As an abbreviation node is

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descendant

English

Adjective

(-)
  • descending from a biological ancestor.
  • proceeding from a figurative ancestor or source.
  • Usage notes

    The adjective may be spelled either with ant'' or ''ent'' as the final syllable (see descendent). The noun may be spelled only with ''ant .

    Alternative forms

    * descendent

    Antonyms

    * ascendant, ascendent, ascending

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (literally) One who is the progeny of a specified person, at any distance of time or through any number of generations.
  • ''The patriarch survived many descendants : five children, a dozen grandchildren, even a great grandchild.
  • (figuratively) A thing that derives directly from a given precursor or source.
  • ''This famous medieval manuscript has many descendants .
  • (biology) A later evolutionary type.
  • ''Dogs evolved as descendants of early wolves.
  • (linguistics) A language that is descended from another.
  • English and Scots are the descendants of Old English.
  • (linguistics) A word or form in one language that is descended from a counterpart in an ancestor language.
  • * 1993 , Jens Elmegård Rasmussen, “The Slavic i''-verbs with an excursus on the Indo-European ''?''-verbs”, in Bela Brogyanyi and Reiner Lipp (editors), ''Comparative-Historical Linguistics , John Benjamins Publishing, ISBN 978-90-272-3598-5, page 479:
  • The direct descendant of this form is the Slavic aorist: Sb.-Cr. n?s?'', ''d?nos? .

    Usage notes

    The adjective may be spelled either with ant'' or ''ent'' as the final syllable (see descendent). The noun may be spelled only with ''ant .

    Synonyms

    * * *

    Antonyms

    * ascendant * ancestor * forebear

    Derived terms

    * direct descendant * indirect descendant

    See also

    * offspring * offshoot * progeny ----

    node

    English

    (wikipedia node)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A knot, knob, protuberance or swelling.
  • (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 S to N and N to S. The respective symbols are .
  • (botany) A stem node.
  • (computer networking) A computer or other device attached to a network.
  • (engineering) The point at which the lines of a funicular machine meet from different angular directions; -- called also knot.
  • (geometry) The point at which a curve crosses itself, being a double point of the curve. See Crunode, and Acnode.
  • (graph theory) A vertex or a leaf in a graph of a network, or other element in a data structure.
  • (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.
  • (physics) A point along a standing wave where the wave has minimal amplitude.
  • (rare) The knot, intrigue, or plot of a piece.
  • (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.
  • The word of interest in a KWIC, surrounded by left and right cotexts.
  • Derived terms

    * acnode * crunode * hardware node * leaf-node * tacnode

    Synonyms

    * (computer networking) host * (graph theory) vertex

    See also

    * neurode

    Anagrams

    * ----