[FRIAM] looking for a word

Carl Tollander carl at plektyx.com
Fri Aug 17 22:06:40 EDT 2018

There's also a book, "Kinematics of Mixing", which was more exciting than
it sounds, but it seems to have escaped my bookshelf so I don't have an
author handy.

On Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 8:00 PM, Carl Tollander <carl at plektyx.com> wrote:

> If you are in search of a river analogy word, you might look at "Rivers:
> Form and Process in Alluvial Channels" by Keith Richards.  Chock full of
> terminology and field methods.
> On Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 11:47 AM, uǝlƃ ☣ <gepropella at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I need a word (or short phrase) to refer to the portion of a network
>> where the edges converge or diverge (more than other parts of the network.
>> Examples might be a river delta or the branching (debranching?) of blood
>> vessels or lungs.  "Plexus" or "knot" don't work because they could
>> ambiguously refer to something like a tapestry or ... well, a knot, where
>> each thread remains separate, but winds around other threads.  Something
>> close to "canalization" seems appropriate. But I don't want to imply the
>> generation (or dissolution) of the thing.  E.g. [arter|ang]iogenesis are
>> not the type of words I'm looking for.
>> There's got to be a good word for such, perhaps from graph theory or
>> "network theory".  Any help will be rewarded by an IOU for a pint of beer.
>> 8^)
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>> ☣ uǝlƃ
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