Cluster meaning

klŭstər
The definition of a cluster is a group of people or things gathered or growing together.

A bunch of grapes is an example of a cluster.

A bouquet of flowers is an example of a cluster.

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A group of the same or similar elements gathered or occurring closely together; a bunch.
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Cluster means to grow or gather.

People grouping together is an example of to cluster.

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A group of academic courses in a related area.
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A number of things of the same sort gathered together or growing together; bunch.
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A number of persons, animals, or things grouped together.
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(phonet.) A group of nonsyllabic phonemes, esp. a group of two or more consecutive consonants.
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To gather or grow in a cluster or clusters.
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(1) Two or more systems working together. See clustering.
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A group or bunch of several discrete items that are close to each other.

A cluster of islands.

A cluster of flowers grew in the pot.

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A number of individuals grouped together or collected in one place; a crowd; a mob.
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(astronomy) A group of galaxies or stars that appear near each other.

The Pleiades cluster contains seven bright stars.

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(music) A secundal chord of three or more notes.
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(phonetics) A group of consonants.

The word "scrub" begins with a cluster of three consonants.

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(computing) A group of computers that work together.
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(computing) A logical data storage unit containing one or more physical sectors (see block).
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(statistics) A significant subset within a population.
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(military) Set of bombs or mines.
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(army) A small metal design that indicates that a medal has been awarded to the same person before.
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To cause to grow or form into bunches.
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(intransitive) To form a cluster or group.

The children clustered around the puppy.

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(linguistics) Two or more successive consonants in a word, as cl and st in the word cluster.
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To gather or grow into bunches.
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Origin of cluster

  • Middle English from Old English clyster

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English cluster, from Old English cluster, clyster (“cluster, bunch, branch”), from Proto-Germanic *klus-, *klas- (“to clump, lump together”) + Proto-Germanic *-þrą (instrumental suffix), related to Low German Kluuster (“cluster”), Dutch dialectal klister (“cluster”), Swedish kluster (“cluster”), Icelandic klasi (“cluster; bunch of grapes”).

    From Wiktionary