Word of the Week

Week #43 - Node

A node is an entity in a network.  In a social network, it would be a person.  In a digital network, it would be a computer or device.

A node is an entity in a network.  In a social network, it would be a person.  In a digital network, it would be a computer or device.  Nodes can be of different types in the same network - a criminal network might contain individuals, organizations, locations, aliases, etc.  Another term for node, particularly in graphical depictions, is "vertex."  In network analysis, nodes are connected by "edges" (also called "links").

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