American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. 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).
- n. Linguistics Two or more successive consonants in a word, as cl and st in the word cluster.
- n. A group of academic courses in a related area.
- v. To gather or grow into bunches.
- v. To cause to grow or form into bunches.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A number of things, as fruits, growing naturally together; a bunch, particularly ot grapes or other fruit growing similarly.
- n. A number of persons or things of any kind collected or gathered into a close body; a nearly conjoined group or collection: as, a cluster of islands.
- To form or constitute a cluster or clusters; grow or be placed in clusters or groups; gather in a group or groups.
- To collect into a cluster or group.
- To produce in a cluster or clusters.
- To cover with clusters.
- n. A group or bunch of several discrete items that are close to each other.
- n. astronomy A group of galaxies or stars that appear near each other.
- n. music A secundal chord of three or more notes.
- n. phonetics A group of consonants.
- n. computing A group of computers that work together.
- n. computing A logical data storage unit containing one or more physical sectors (see block).
- n. statistics A significant subset within a population.
- n. military Set of bombs or mines.
- n. army A small metal design that indicates that a medal has been awarded to the same person before.
- v. intransitive To form into a cluster.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A number of things of the same kind growing together; a bunch.
- n. A number of similar things collected together or lying contiguous; a group.
- n. A number of individuals grouped together or collected in one place; a crowd; a mob.
- v. To grow in clusters or assemble in groups; to gather or unite in a cluster or clusters.
- v. To collect into a cluster or clusters; to gather into a bunch or close body.
- v. gather or cause to gather into a cluster
- n. a grouping of a number of similar things
- v. come together as in a cluster or flock
- From Middle English cluster, from Old English cluster, clyster ("cluster, bunch, branch"), from Proto-Germanic *klus-, *klas- (“to clump, lump together”) + Proto-Germanic *-þran (instrumental suffix), related to Low German kluster ("cluster"), Dutch dialectal klister ("cluster"), Swedish kluster ("cluster"), Icelandic klasi ("cluster; bunch of grapes"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English clyster. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“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.”
“This cluster is the fourth largest, with 16.4 million people in 105 groups.”
“And that's not to scare people, but what might happen is if people start to what we call cluster a few days from now with some sort of respiratory illness or some sort of rash, you might have a sense then that a bioterror weapon of some sort was released.”
“Divers, however, did locate what they describe as a cluster of vehicles under water, and recovery efforts today are expected to go slowly.”
“Undoubtedly each of these small stars that form the cluster is a great sun.”
“The FIRE cluster is dead in Seattle (Russell isn't enough) with the death of WAMU, Safeco, and others.”
““We are going to go from tens of thousands of (processor) cores in cluster to hundreds of thousands of (processor) cores,” he said.”
“Given Windows Phone 7's built-in cluster (or "hub" in Microsoft parlance) of Microsoft Office applications, a native Microsoft SharePoint client and nearly complete implementation of Exchange ActiveSync for linking the phone to corporate Exchange Servers, the new handsets are likely to find ready acceptance in the enterprise market.”
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