[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.
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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, Furniture. 1. a leg having the form of a cluster of columns or shafts.
noun 1. a pine tree, Pinus pinaster, having long thick needles and large clustered cones, native to the Mediterranean coastal regions.
noun, Mathematics. 1. a point of a net having the property that the net is frequently in each neighborhood of the point. 2. . 3. a point of a filter having the property that every neighborhood of the point has points in common with every set in the filter.
noun, Astronomy. 1. .