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cluster

noun [C] uk   /ˈklʌs.tər/ us    /-tɚ/
[+ sing/pl verb] a group of similar things that are close together, sometimes surrounding something: Have a look at the cluster of galaxies in this photograph. There was a cluster of fans around him, asking for autographs.Groups and collections of thingsVariety and mixtures specialized phonetics a group of two or more consonant sounds that are together and have no vowel sound between them: The /str/ at the beginning of "stray" is a cluster.
cluster
verb [I] uk   us  
People clustered around the noticeboard to read the exam results.Forming groups (of people)
(Definition of cluster from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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