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June 21, 2016updated 07 Feb 2017 10:40am

What is a node?

Computer science and networking both refer to nodes.

By James Nunns

A node is a device or data point in a larger network.

A node can be a couple of different things depending on whether the conversation is about computer science or networking.

In networking a node is either a connection point, a redistribution point, or a communication endpoint. In computer science, nodes are devices or data points on a large network, devices such a PC, phone, or printer are considers nodes.

In general, a node has a programmed or engineered capability that enables it to recognise, process, or forward transmissions to other nodes.

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