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Meaning of “cluster” in the English Dictionary

"cluster" in British English

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clusternoun [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 ofgalaxies in this ​photograph. There was a cluster offans around him, ​asking for ​autographs. specialized phonetics a ​group of two or more ​consonantsounds that are together and have no ​vowelsound 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 ​examresults.
(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 ​delicatepinkblossoms 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 ​smallarea: There is a cluster of ​hi-techbusinesses in the city's ​industrialpark.
a ​group of similar ​events that ​happen within a ​smallarea or among a ​smallgroup of ​people: The ​study will ​look at an apparent cancer cluster among ​workers at the ​factory.
IT a ​group of ​computersconnected together to ​work as one larger ​computer and to ​improve their ​performance

clusterverb [I]

uk   us   /ˈklʌstər/
to ​happen a lot in the same ​smallarea or in the same way: Most young ​firms tend to cluster in the ​finance, IT, ​telecoms, and ​retailindustries.
to ​stand or be ​positionedclose 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 grupo, racimo…
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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