# 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.

### Other articles related to "knot, knots":

Suspend The Rules - Gordian 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 ... 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 Institute of ...
Crossing Number (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 ... unknot has crossing number zero, the trefoil knot three and the figure-eight knot four ...
Knot Theory
... Knot theory is a branch of topology ... 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 ...
Ménage Problem - Knot Theory
... 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 order along the knot ... 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 and an edge between every ...
Snell 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 than directly to the main ...

### Famous quotes containing the word knot:

Separation’s fire
can be borne
when there’s a knot of hope,
but Mother,
when my love leaves home
and stays in the same village,
it’s far worse than death.
Hla Stavhana (c. 50 A.D.)

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)