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clus·ter

 (klŭs′tər)
n.
1. A group of the same or similar elements gathered or occurring closely together; a bunch: "She held out her hand, a small tight cluster of fingers" (Anne Tyler).
2. Linguistics Two or more successive consonants in a word, as cl and st in the word cluster.
3. A group of academic courses in a related area.
v. clus·tered, clus·ter·ing, clus·ters
v.intr.
To gather or grow into bunches.
v.tr.
To cause to grow or form into bunches.

[Middle English, from Old English clyster.]

cluster

(ˈklʌstə)
n
1. a number of things growing, fastened, or occurring close together
2. a number of persons or things grouped together
3. (Military) military US a metal insignia worn on a medal ribbon to indicate a second award or a higher class of a decoration or order
4. (Military) military
a. a group of bombs dropped in one stick, esp fragmentation and incendiary bombs
b. the basic unit of mines used in laying a minefield
5. (Astronomy) astronomy an aggregation of stars or galaxies moving together through space
6. (Phonetics & Phonology) a group of two or more consecutive vowels or consonants
7. (Statistics) statistics a naturally occurring subgroup of a population used in stratified sampling
8. (Chemistry) chem
a. a chemical compound or molecule containing groups of metal atoms joined by metal-to-metal bonds
b. the group of linked metal atoms present
vb
to gather or be gathered in clusters
[Old English clyster; related to Low German Kluster; see clod, clot]
ˈclustered adj
ˈclusteringly adv
ˈclustery adj

clus•ter

(ˈklʌs tər)

n.
1. a number of things of the same kind, growing or held together; a bunch.
2. a group of persons or things close together.
3. a small metal embellishment affixed to a military decoration to indicate its having been awarded again.
4. a succession of two or more contiguous consonant sounds within a syllable, as str- in strap.
5. a group of stars, similar in age and composition, held together by gravitation.
6. a group of classes or subjects administered or taught together.
v.t.
7. to gather into a cluster.
8. to furnish with clusters.
v.i.
9. to form a cluster.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English cluster, clyster bunch]
clus′ter•y, adj.

cluster

1. Fireworks signal in which a group of stars burns at the same time.
2. Group of bombs released together. A cluster usually consists of fragmentation or incendiary bombs.
3. Two or more parachutes for dropping light or heavy loads.
4. In land mine warfare, a component of a pattern-laid minefield. It may be antitank, antipersonnel or mixed. It consists of one to five mines and no more than one antitank mine.
5. Two or more engines coupled together so as to function as one power unit.
6. In naval mine warfare, a number of mines laid in close proximity to each other as a pattern or coherent unit. They may be of mixed types.
7. In minehunting, designates a group of mine-like contacts.

Cluster

 a number of like things growing together; a number of similar things collected together; a rounded mass; a clot or clutter; a body of people collected together; a crowd; group. See also bunch, crowd.
Examples: cluster of apples, 1400; of bees, 1609; of blood, 1548; of churches; of churls, 1486; of curls, 1798; of crystals; of eggs, 1555; of rich parasitic fancies, 1856; of feelings, 1855; of grapes, 1486; of houses; of icebergs, 1860; of ideas, 1768; of islands, 1697; of jewels, 1712; of knots, 1486; of civil law, 1607; of memories, 1884; of nuts, 1483; of pines, 1797; of spiders; of stars, 1854; of towers, 1400; of woes, 1742.

cluster


Past participle: clustered
Gerund: clustering

Imperative
cluster
cluster
Present
I cluster
you cluster
he/she/it clusters
we cluster
you cluster
they cluster
Preterite
I clustered
you clustered
he/she/it clustered
we clustered
you clustered
they clustered
Present Continuous
I am clustering
you are clustering
he/she/it is clustering
we are clustering
you are clustering
they are clustering
Present Perfect
I have clustered
you have clustered
he/she/it has clustered
we have clustered
you have clustered
they have clustered
Past Continuous
I was clustering
you were clustering
he/she/it was clustering
we were clustering
you were clustering
they were clustering
Past Perfect
I had clustered
you had clustered
he/she/it had clustered
we had clustered
you had clustered
they had clustered
Future
I will cluster
you will cluster
he/she/it will cluster
we will cluster
you will cluster
they will cluster
Future Perfect
I will have clustered
you will have clustered
he/she/it will have clustered
we will have clustered
you will have clustered
they will have clustered
Future Continuous
I will be clustering
you will be clustering
he/she/it will be clustering
we will be clustering
you will be clustering
they will be clustering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been clustering
you have been clustering
he/she/it has been clustering
we have been clustering
you have been clustering
they have been clustering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been clustering
you will have been clustering
he/she/it will have been clustering
we will have been clustering
you will have been clustering
they will have been clustering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been clustering
you had been clustering
he/she/it had been clustering
we had been clustering
you had been clustering
they had been clustering
Conditional
I would cluster
you would cluster
he/she/it would cluster
we would cluster
you would cluster
they would cluster
Past Conditional
I would have clustered
you would have clustered
he/she/it would have clustered
we would have clustered
you would have clustered
they would have clustered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cluster - a grouping of a number of similar thingscluster - a grouping of a number of similar things; "a bunch of trees"; "a cluster of admirers"
agglomeration - a jumbled collection or mass
knot - a tight cluster of people or things; "a small knot of women listened to his sermon"; "the bird had a knot of feathers forming a crest"
swad - a bunch; "a thick swad of plants"
tuft, tussock - a bunch of hair or feathers or growing grass
Verb1.cluster - come together as in a cluster or flock; "The poets constellate in this town every summer"
huddle, huddle together - crowd or draw together; "let's huddle together--it's cold!"
bunch, bunch together, bunch up - form into a bunch; "The frightened children bunched together in the corner of the classroom"
foregather, forgather, gather, assemble, meet - collect in one place; "We assembled in the church basement"; "Let's gather in the dining room"
2.cluster - gather or cause to gather into a cluster; "She bunched her fingers into a fist"
form - assume a form or shape; "the water formed little beads"
agglomerate - form into one cluster

cluster

noun
1. gathering, group, collection, bunch, knot, clump, assemblage A cluster of men blocked the doorway.
verb
1. gather, group, collect, bunch, assemble, flock, huddle The passengers clustered together in small groups.

cluster

noun
A number of individuals making up or considered a unit:
verb
Translations
تَعَنْقَدَ، تَجَمَّعَعُنْقود، مَجْموعَه
shlukchomáčhromadaseskupit se
gruppeklyngeseriestimle sammen
galaksijoukkoklusteriryväs
fürt
òyrpastòyrping; klasi
burtisgrupėkuokštasspiestis
ķekarspulcētiespulciņš
zhluk
bir araya toplanmaksalkımyığılmak

cluster

[ˈklʌstəʳ]
A. N [of trees, houses, people, stars] → grupo m; [of flowers] → macizo m; [of plants] → mata f; [of fruit] → racimo m
B. VI [people, things] → agruparse, apiñarse; [plants] → arracimarse
to cluster round sb/sthapiñarse en torno a algn/algo
C. CPD cluster bomb Nbomba f de dispersión, bomba f de racimo

cluster

[ˈklʌstər]
n [people, objects] → (petit) groupe m
vi [people, objects] → se rassembler
to cluster together → se grouper
to cluster around sth → se rassembler autour de qchcluster bomb nbombe f à fragmentation

cluster

n (of trees, flowers, houses)Gruppe f, → Haufen m; (of islands)Gruppe f; (of diamonds)Büschel nt; (of bees, people, grapes)Traube f; (of diamonds)Büschel nt; (Phon) → Häufung f; (Comput) → Zuordnungseinheit f; the flowers grow in a cluster at the top of the stemdie Blumen sitzen or wachsen doldenförmig am Stängel; (of roses etc)mehrere Blüten wachsen am gleichen Stiel
vi (people)sich drängen or scharen; they all clustered round to see what he was doingalle drängten or scharten sich um ihn, um zu sehen, was er tat

cluster

[ˈklʌstəʳ]
1. n (of houses, people, trees) → gruppo; (of grapes) → grappolo; (of stars) → ammasso
2. vi (people, things) to cluster (round sb/sth)raggrupparsi (intorno a qn/qc)

cluster

(ˈklastə) noun
a closely-packed group (of people or things). a cluster of berries; They stood in a cluster.
verb
(often with round) to group together in clusters. They clustered round the door.

clus·ter

n. racimo, grupo.

cluster

n agrupación f; a cluster of cases of hepatitis B..una agrupación de casos de hepatitis B
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Other investigators have also suggested the cause for the Fallon cancer cluster might be an as yet uninvestigated factor or the result of simultaneous or sequential exposure to one or more agents (Daughton 2005).
PAWB spokesman Dylan Morgan said research by Dr Chris Busby, a scientific consultant to the Low Level Radiation Campaign (LLRC), indicated there is a cancer cluster in north west Wales.
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