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cluster

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Computers
clusterclus‧ter1 /ˈklʌstə $ -ər/ ●○○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 GROUP OF THINGSa group of things of the same kind that are very close togethercluster of 🔊 a cluster of low farm buildings 🔊 a cluster of red berries 🔊 a diamond cluster ringsee thesaurus at group2 GROUP OF PEOPLEa group of people all in the same placecluster of 🔊 A cluster of children stood around the ice cream van.3 technical a group of sectors on one or more computer disks
Examples from the Corpus
clusterSome relatives were standing in a cluster around her hospital bed.Each zone typically includes a cluster of two or three secondary schools with their supporting primaries and special educational needs provision.A cluster of people, all anxious to shake his hand, formed around the speaker.This will enable distributed computing over heterogeneous platforms, from workstations and clusters to large-scale, high-performance systems.All this time, the other cell clusters remained tiny and inactive.To overcome these problems, small schools in some rural areas have formed cooperative clusters whereby teachers provide curriculum support for each other.It's an attractive shrub with dark shiny leaves, that has clusters of white flowers in early June.Most galaxies are found in clusters rather than in isolation.The work crews and engineers stand in clusters, their yellow reflective safety jackets glowing eerily amid the dusky floodlighting.Each community organized employers by industry clusters.The adult female lays large clusters of eggs.From the airplane we could already see little clusters of houses.cluster ofA cluster of children stood around the ice cream van.a cluster of grapesa cluster of office buildings
clustercluster2 verb [intransitive, transitive always + adverb/preposition] 🔊 🔊 GROUP/PUT INTO GROUPSif a group of people or things cluster somewhere, or are clustered somewhere, they form a small group in that placecluster around/together etc 🔊 Reporters clustered around the palace gates for news. 🔊 Industries in Britain tend to be clustered together.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
clusterThey clustered around his ankles, hiding his plimsolls entirely from view.It was still raining, the soldiers were still clustered by the partition, women and girls still huddled-waiting, trembling.Children had clustered outside the shop window to look at the toys on display.Voices raised with excitement came from a fourth group, clustered round the sink in the corner of the room.Their seven children, carved in high relief in diminishing size according to age, clustered round their feet like rabbits.The third is for companies to acquire software for profiling, cross-analysing and clustering the census variables against their own customer records.So you start to see all sorts of reading and writing problems clustered together and addressed with this language.The nurses were clustered together in the corridor, giggling about something.Also, those two-and three-letter words that cluster together throughout a document.cluster around/together etcSo you start to see all sorts of reading and writing problems clustered together and addressed with this language.Companies cluster together anxious not to miss out on the latest developments and the growing pool of scientifically-skilled labour.The more frequent words are then clustered together based on a similarity metric.Then, discarding me like a broken toy, they clustered around Fred Kowalski, engrossed in baseball cards.They clustered around his ankles, hiding his plimsolls entirely from view.Besides, the citizens of Athens are known to have clustered around philosophers as well.The pixies clustered around the walls of the barrow turned their eyes to their Kelda.Also, those two-and three-letter words that cluster together throughout a document.
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Verb table
cluster
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycluster
he, she, itclusters
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyclustered
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave clustered
he, she, ithas clustered
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad clustered
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill cluster
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have clustered
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam clustering
he, she, itis clustering
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you, we, theyare clustering
Past
I, he, she, itwas clustering
you, we, theywere clustering
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been clustering
he, she, ithas been clustering
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been clustering
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be clustering
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been clustering
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