partial node

partial node

[′pär·shəl ′nōd]
(physics)
That part (a point, line, or surface) of a standing wave where some characteristic of the wave field has a minimum amplitude other than zero.
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In turn, these newly generated broken nodes will continue to allocate loads to their normal neighbours, triggering a collapse of partial nodes or even the whole network.
To reduce the number of controlled nodes, pinning control is introduced [10], in which controllers are only applied to partial nodes. This case of control techniques has been earlier reported in paper [11-14].
Although the total energy consumption of the whole network is lowest during a certain time, partial nodes that consume energy first will speed up the death of the network.