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Cable system[]

A node is

[a]n active or passive element in a cable system where Second-Mile fiber connects with coaxial cable.[1]

Computer network[]

A node is

[a] terminal of any branch of a network or an interconnection common to two or more branches of a network.[2]
[a] network element that, while able to generate or receive a data stream across a network link, is not capable of providing an environment for the execution of an application.[3]

A node is "[a] computer or a device that is connected to a network."[4]


A node is

[a] tangible entity that is a physical, functional, or behavioral element of a system.[5]


  1. The Broadband Availability Gap, OBI Technical Paper No 1, Glossary, at 134 (full-text).
  2. Capstone Requirements Document: Global Information Grid (GIG) 78 (JROCM 134-01) (Aug. 30, 2001) (unclassified) (full-text).
  3. Id.
  4. File Sharing: Selected Universities Report Taking Action to Reduce Copyright Infringement, at 38.
  5. Air Force Supplement to the Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms, at 48.

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