<mathematics, data> (Or "child", "successor") In a tree, a node pointed to by a parent, i.e. another node closer to the root node.

(01 Apr 1998)

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Origin: OE. Doughter, doghter, dohter, AS. Dohtor, dohter; akin to OS. Dohtar, D. Dochter, G. Tochter, Icel. Dtir, Sw. Dotter, Dan. Dotter, datter, Goth. Daohtar, OSlav. Dshti, Russ. Doche, Lith. Dukt, Gr, Zen. Dughdhar, Skr. Duhit; possibly originally, the milker, cf. Skr. Duh to milk, 245.

1. The female offspring of the human species; a female child of any age; applied also to the lower animals.

2. A female descendant; a woman. "This woman, being a daughter of Abraham." (Luke xiii. 16) "Dinah, the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob, went out to see the daughter of the land." (Gen. Xxxiv. 1)

3. A son's wife; a daughter-in-law. "And Naomi said, Turn again, my daughters." (Ruth. I. 11)

4. A term of adress indicating parental interest. "Daughter, be of good comfort." (Matt. Ix.

<biology> 22) Daughter cell, one of the cells formed by cell division. See Cell division, under Division.

(01 Mar 1998)

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