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: oak-leaf cluster.
Phonetics. a succession of two or more contiguous consonants in an utterance, as the str- cluster of strap.
to gather into a cluster or clusters.
to furnish or cover with clusters.
to form a cluster or clusters: The people clustered around to watch.
- clus·ter·ing·ly, adverb
- clus·ter·y, adjective
- in·ter·clus·ter, adjective
- sub·clus·ter, noun
- un·clus·tered, adjective
- un·clus·ter·ing, adjective
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How to use cluster in a sentence
You should sort them out in clusters as part of your on-page strategy.
The first problem is the primary reason the company started, which was to manage service meshes, and Gloo Mesh, which is based on the open-source Istio service mesh, helps developers manage their service mesh clusters.Solo.io announces service mesh platform aimed at enterprise customers | Ron Miller | November 12, 2020 | TechCrunch
The dopamine you receive from finding a cluster of chanterelle mushrooms in the damp woods is immense, somehow both frivolous and survivalist.
Many earlier coronavirus clusters were linked to nursing homes and crowded nightclubs.At dinner parties and game nights, casual American life is fueling the coronavirus surge | Karin Brulliard | November 12, 2020 | Washington Post
The opposition has latched on to evidence that the most recent case of the mutant variant of Covid-19 — called cluster 5 — was identified as far back as September.Denmark’s prime minister says its mink population will be culled—but she’s facing political resistance | kdunn6 | November 9, 2020 | Fortune
Its subtitle: Why the Clustering of Like-Minded America is Tearing Us Apart.
In a place like Colorado, the clustering has been reinforced by the immigration of lots of college-educated hipsters to the state.
[S]egregation by color is largely independent of that natural clustering by social grades common to all communities.
Two hair-pins, which she drew from her own clustering ringlets, she drove into a shelf for pegs to hang her clothes upon.Madame Roland, Makers of History | John S. C. Abbott
The brain beneath the white brow and fair, clustering curls was a very clear and lucid one.A Dreadful Temptation | Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller
Clustering in her girdle, and arranged within her room, they brought summer to the old gray house.
If they wish to join in the prayers and the ceremonies of the altar, let them have the clustering pillars and the purple windows.Beacon Lights of History, Volume V | John Lord
A thorn had torn her arm until it was covered with blood, and the gnats and mosquitoes were clustering around it.Freckles | Gene Stratton-Porter
British Dictionary definitions for cluster
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
a group of bombs dropped in one stick, esp fragmentation and incendiary bombs
the basic unit of mines used in laying a minefield
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
a chemical compound or molecule containing groups of metal atoms joined by metal-to-metal bonds
the group of linked metal atoms present
to gather or be gathered in clusters
- clustered, adjective
- clusteringly, adverb
- clustery, adjective
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