## Knot

A **knot** is a method of fastening or securing linear material such as rope by tying or interweaving. It may consist of a length of one or several segments of rope, string, webbing, twine, strap, or even chain interwoven such that the line can bind to itself or to some other object—the "load". Knots have been the subject of interest for their ancient origins, their common uses, and the area of mathematics known as knot theory.

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**Knot**

... of the motion to suspend the rules is called the "Gordian

**knot**" motion ... The use of the "Gordian

**Knot**" motion is illustrated in The Standard Code with this example "Madam President, in view of the confusion about the parliamentary situation, I believe it would ... The "Gordian

**Knot**" version of suspend the rules was introduced by Floyd Riddick, Parliamentarian Emeritus of the United States Senate, at a meeting of the Board of Directors of the American ...

**Knot**Theory

... the ménage problem came from trying to find a complete listing of mathematical

**knots**with a given number of crossings ... In Dowker notation for

**knot**diagrams, an early form of which was used by Tait, the 2n points where a

**knot**with n

**knots**crosses itself, in consecutive ... the set of pairs of labels at each crossing, used in Dowker notation to represent the

**knot**, can be interpreted as a perfect matching in a graph that has a vertex for every number in the range from 1 to 2n ...

**Knot**

... The snell

**knot**is a hitch

**knot**used to attach an eyed fishing hook to fishing line ... Hooks tied with a snell

**knot**provide an even, straight-line pull to the fish ... It is a very secure

**knot**, but because it is only easily tied using the near end as the working end, it is only used to attach a hook to a leader, rather ...

**knot**Theory)

... In the mathematical area of

**knot**theory, the crossing number of a

**knot**is the minimal number of crossings of any diagram of the

**knot**... It is a

**knot**invariant ... the unknot has crossing number zero, the trefoil

**knot**three and the figure-eight

**knot**four ...

**Knot**Theory

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**Knot**theory is a branch of topology ... It deals with the mathematical analysis of

**knots**, their structure and properties, and with the relationships between different

**knots**... In topology, a

**knot**is a figure consisting of a single loop, abstracted from any physical rope or line, with any number of crossing or "knotted" elements ...

### More definitions of "knot":

- (
*verb*): Make into knots; make knots out of.

Example:*"She knotted der fingers"*

- (
*noun*): Soft lump or unevenness in a yarn; either an imperfection or created by design.

Synonyms: slub, burl

- (
*noun*): A unit of length used in navigation; equivalent to the distance spanned by one minute of arc in latitude; 1,852 meters.

Synonyms: nautical mile, mile, mi, naut mi, international nautical mile, air mile

- (
*noun*): A tight cluster of people or things.

Example:*"A small knot of women listened to his sermon"*

- (
*noun*): Any of various fastenings formed by looping and tying a rope (or cord) upon itself or to another rope or to another object.

- (
*noun*): A sandpiper that breeds in the arctic and winters in the southern hemisphere.

Synonyms: grayback, Calidris canutus

- (
*noun*): A hard cross-grained round piece of wood in a board where a branch emerged.

Example:*"The saw buckled when it hit a knot"*

- (
*verb*): Tie or fasten into a knot.

Example:*"Knot the shoelaces"*

### Famous quotes containing the word knot:

“I love him who does not want to have too many virtues. One virtue is more virtue than two, since it is more *knot* on which to hang the rope that is destined to hang him.”

—Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

“Brutus. How many times shall Caesar bleed in sport,

That now on Pompey’s basis lies along,

No worthier than the dust!

Cassius. So oft as that shall be,

So often shall the *knot* of us be called

The men that gave their country liberty.”

—William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

“O time, thou must untangle this, not I.

It is too hard a *knot* for me t’untie.”

—William Shakespeare (1564–1616)