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Definition of "cluster" []

  • 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). (noun)
  • Linguistics Two or more successive consonants in a word, as cl and st in the word cluster. (noun)
  • A group of academic courses in a related area. (noun)
  • To gather or grow into bunches. (verb-intransitive)
  • To cause to grow or form into bunches. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cluster" in a sentence
  • "Typically the collection of nodes maybe known as a cluster (though the term cluster is often misused)"
  • "For some people, parallel computing and the need for a cluster is a way of life."
  • "There are words or terms for such a thing already: chaos, anarchy or something else that begins with the word "cluster" and ends in an expletive that I can't really say in writing."