[kluhs-ter] /ˈklʌs tər/
a number of things of the same kind, growing or held together; a bunch:
a cluster of grapes.
a group of things or persons close together:
There was a cluster of tourists at the gate.
U.S. Army. a small metal design placed on a ribbon representing an awarded medal to indicate that the same medal has been awarded again:
Phonetics. a succession of two or more contiguous consonants in an utterance, as the str- cluster of strap.
Astronomy. a group of neighboring stars, held together by mutual gravitation, that have essentially the same age and composition and thus supposedly a common origin.
Compare , , .
verb (used with object)
to gather into a cluster or clusters.
to furnish or cover with clusters.
verb (used without object)
to form a cluster or clusters:
The people clustered around to watch.
a number of things growing, fastened, or occurring close together
a number of persons or things grouped together
(US, military) a metal insignia worn on a medal ribbon to indicate a second award or a higher class of a decoration or order
(astronomy) an aggregation of stars or galaxies moving together through space
a group of two or more consecutive vowels or consonants
(statistics) a naturally occurring subgroup of a population used in stratified sampling
to gather or be gathered in clusters
Old English clyster “cluster,” probably from the same root as clot (n.). Of stars, from 1727. Cluster-bomb attested from 1967.
late 14c. (transitive), from cluster (n.). Intransitive sense from 1540s. Related: Clustered; clustering.
noun 1. a black fly, Pollenia rudis, slightly larger than the housefly, commonly found hibernating in large numbers in homes in the fall. noun 1. a dipterous fly, Pollenia rudis, that tends to gather in large numbers in attics in the autumn: family Calliphoridae. The larvae are parasitic in earthworms
jargon /kluh’st*r-gee”king/ (CMU) Spending more time at a computer cluster doing CS homework than most people spend breathing. [Jargon File] (1994-12-21)
noun, Pathology. 1. a type of severe recurrent headache associated with dilated carotid arteries and the release of histamine, characterized by sudden attacks of intense pain behind the nostril and eye on one side and accompanied by runny nose, tearing, and flushed skin. cluster headache clus·ter headache (klŭs’tər) n. A recurring headache marked by severe […]
[kluhs-ter] /ˈklʌs tər/ noun 1. a number of things of the same kind, growing or held together; a bunch: a cluster of grapes. 2. a group of things or persons close together: There was a cluster of tourists at the gate. 3. U.S. Army. a small metal design placed on a ribbon representing an awarded […]