Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A point at which a curve crosses itself; a double point on a curve with two real tangents.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Geom.) A point where one branch of a curve crosses another branch. See Double point, under double, a.

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  • noun geometry A point where one branch of a curve crosses another branch.

Etymologies

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Probably from Latin crux a cross + English node.

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