Definition of Cluster

1. Noun. A grouping of a number of similar things. "A cluster of admirers"

Exact synonyms: Bunch, Clump, Clustering
Generic synonyms: Agglomeration
Specialized synonyms: Knot, Swad, Tuft, Tussock
Specialized synonyms: Northern Cross, Omega Centauri, Pleiades
Derivative terms: Bunch, Bunch, Bunchy, Clump, Clump

2. Verb. Come together as in a cluster or flock. "The crowds cluster in the streets"; "The poets constellate in this town every summer"
Exact synonyms: Clump, Constellate, Flock
Specialized synonyms: Huddle, Huddle Together, Bunch, Bunch Together, Bunch Up
Generic synonyms: Assemble, Foregather, Forgather, Gather, Meet
Derivative terms: Clump, Clustering, Constellation, Constellation, Flock

3. Verb. Gather or cause to gather into a cluster. "She bunched her fingers into a fist"
Exact synonyms: Bunch, Bunch Up, Bundle, Clump
Generic synonyms: Form
Specialized synonyms: Agglomerate
Derivative terms: Bunch, Bundle, Bundle, Clump, Clustering

Definition of Cluster

1. n. A number of things of the same kind growing together; a bunch.

2. v. i. To grow in clusters or assemble in groups; to gather or unite in a cluster or clusters.

3. v. t. To collect into a cluster or clusters; to gather into a bunch or close body.

Definition of Cluster

1. Noun. A group or bunch of several discrete items that are close to each other. ¹

2. Noun. (astronomy) A group of galaxies or stars that appear near each other. ¹

3. Noun. (music) A secundal chord of three or more notes. ¹

4. Noun. (phonetics) A group of consonants. ¹

5. Noun. (computing) A group of computers that work together. ¹

6. Noun. (computing) A logical data storage unit containing one or more physical sectors (see block). ¹

7. Noun. (statistics) A significant subset within a population. ¹

8. Noun. (military) Set of bombs or mines. ¹

9. Noun. (context: army) A small metal design that indicates that a medal has been awarded to the same person before. ¹

10. Verb. (intransitive) To form into a cluster. ¹

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Definition of Cluster

1. to form into a cluster (a group of similar objects) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cluster

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Literary usage of Cluster

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"cluster II includes the sites believed to be part of an occupation concerned with the exploitation of vegetable resources rather than hunting. ..."

2. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1901)
"A cell cluster dorsally of the acustic nucleus in the lateral part of the medulla ... That part of the mammillary lying laterad of the central cell cluster. ..."

3. Rust, smut, mildew, & mould: an introduction to the study of microscopic fungi by Mordecai Cubitt Cooke (1878)
"cluster of cups from the Berberry, as seen with a lens. „ 9. cluster-cups of Berberry, ... Tip of leaflet with cluster of cups, viewed through A lens. „ 17. ..."

4. Report by New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station Botanical Dept (1908)
"In the flower cluster of the tomatoes, there is a great range of variation, ... The "Currant" tomato is of this racemose type, the cluster of fruits ..."

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