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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
To gather or grow into bunches.
To cause to grow or form into bunches.
[Middle English, from Old English clyster.]
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Clusteringa group gathered together in a cluster.
Examples: clustering of calamities, 1576; of humble dwellings, 1858; of verdure, 1842; clustering together in companies, 1541.
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|Noun||1.||clustering - 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"
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