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Definition of Cluster


  1. A number of things of the same kind growing together; a bunch.
  2. A number of similar things collected together or lying contiguous; a group; as, a cluster of islands.
  3. A number of individuals grouped together or collected in one place; a crowd; a mob.
  4. To grow in clusters or assemble in groups; to gather or unite in a cluster or clusters.
  5. To collect into a cluster or clusters; to gather into a bunch or close body.

Cluster Quotations

The genesis of a poem for me is usually a cluster of words. The only good metaphor I can think of is a scientific one: dipping a thread into a supersaturated solution to induce crystal formation. I don't think I solve problems in my poetry; I think I uncover the problems.
Margaret Atwood

You cannot eat a cluster of grapes at once, but it is very easy if you eat them one by one.
Jacques Roumain

The image is more than an idea. It is a vortex or cluster of fused ideas and is endowed with energy.
Ezra Pound

Most of us cluster somewhere in the middle of most statistical distributions. But there are lots of bell curves, and pretty much everyone is on a tail of at least one of them. We may collect strange memorabilia or read esoteric books, hold unusual religious beliefs or wear odd-sized shoes, suffer rare diseases or enjoy obscure movies.
Virginia Postrel

Our financial services and insurance cluster is one of Delaware's key economic drivers in the state.
Ruth Ann Minner
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Cluster Translations

cluster in Afrikaans is bondel
cluster in Dutch is wis, bos, bundel
cluster in Norwegian is klynge, hop
cluster in Portuguese is conjunto
cluster in Spanish is racimo
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