Patrol vs Node - What's the difference?

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As a noun patrol

is (military) a going of the rounds along the chain of sentinels and between the posts, by a guard, usually consisting of three or four men, to insure greater security from attacks on the outposts.

As a verb patrol

is to go the rounds along a chain of sentinels; to traverse a police district or beat.

As an abbreviation node is

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patrol

English

(Webster 1913)

Alternative forms

* (l) (obsolete)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) patrouille, from (etyl) patrouille, . Related to (l), (l).

Noun

(en noun)
  • (military) A going of the rounds along the chain of sentinels and between the posts, by a guard, usually consisting of three or four men, to insure greater security from attacks on the outposts.
  • (military) A movement, by a small body of troops beyond the line of outposts, to explore the country and gain intelligence of the enemy's whereabouts.
  • (military) The guard or men who go the rounds for observation; a detachment whose duty it is to patrol.
  • Any perambulation of a particular line or district to guard it; also, the men thus guarding; as, a customs patrol; a fire patrol.
  • * (rfdate) A. Hamilton:
  • In France there is an army of patrols to secure her fiscal regulations.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-24, volume=408, issue=8850, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Boots on the street , passage=Philadelphia’s foot-patrol' strategy was developed after a study in 2009 by criminologists from Temple University, which is in the 22nd district. A randomised trial overturned the conventional view that foot ' patrols make locals like the police more and fear crime less, but do not actually reduce crime. In targeted areas, violent crime decreased by 23%.}}
  • (Scouting) A unit of a troop, typically composed of around eight boys.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) patrouiller, from (etyl)

    Verb

    (patroll)
  • To go the rounds along a chain of sentinels; to traverse a police district or beat.
  • To go the rounds of, as a sentry, guard, or policeman; as, to patrol a frontier; to patrol a beat.
  • Anagrams

    *

    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

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