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"cluster" in British English

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clusternoun [C]

uk   /ˈklʌs.tər/  us   /ˈklʌs.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.
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.
(Definition of cluster from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cluster" in American English

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clusterverb [I]

 us   /ˈklʌs·tər/
to form or gather together: All his grandchildren clustered around him.

clusternoun [C]

 us   /ˈklʌs·tər/
a group of similar things growing or held together, or a group of people or things that are close together: dense clusters of delicate pink blossoms This section of town has a large cluster of fast-food restaurants.
(Definition of cluster from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"cluster" in Business English

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clusternoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈklʌstər/
a group of similar things that are close together in a small area: There is a cluster of hi-tech businesses in the city's industrial park.
a group of similar events that happen within a small area or among a small group of people: The study will look at an apparent cancer cluster among workers at the factory.
IT a group of computers connected together to work as one larger computer and to improve their performance

clusterverb [I]

uk   us   /ˈklʌstər/
to happen a lot in the same small area or in the same way: Most young firms tend to cluster in the finance, IT, telecoms, and retail industries.
to stand or be positioned close together in a group: People clustered around the noticeboard to read the announcement.
(Definition of cluster from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “cluster”
in Korean 무리…
in Arabic عُنقود…
in Malaysian rumpun…
in French groupe…
in Russian скопление…
in Chinese (Traditional) (同類物聚集的)串,叢,束,群…
in Italian grappolo, ciuffo…
in Turkish demet, salkım, küme…
in Polish grupa, gromada…
in Spanish conjunto, apiñarse, grupo…
in Vietnamese đám, cụm…
in Portuguese agrupamento…
in Thai กลุ่ม (สิ่งของหรือคน)…
in German die Traube…
in Catalan grup…
in Japanese かたまり…
in Chinese (Simplified) (同类物聚集的)串,丛,束,群…
in Indonesian kelompok…
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“cluster” in British English

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