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Meaning of CLUSTER

Pronunciation:  'klustur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a grouping of a number of similar things; "a bunch of trees"; "a cluster of admirers"
  2. [v]  gather or cause to gather into a cluster; "She bunched her fingers into a fist"; "The students bunched up at the registration desk"
  3. [v]  come together as in a cluster or flock; "The poets constellate in this town every summer"

CLUSTER is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: bunch, bunch, bunch up, bundle, clump, clump, clump, clustering, constellate, flock
 See Also: agglomerate, agglomeration, bunch, bunch together, bunch up, collect, congregate, form, gather, huddle, huddle together, knot, Northern Cross, Omega Centauri, Pleiades, swad, tuft, tussock



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Clus"ter\, n. [AS. cluster, clyster; cf. LG. kluster
    (also Sw. & Dan. klase a cluster of grapes, D. klissen to be
    1. A number of things of the same kind growing together; a
             Her deeds were like great clusters of ripe grapes,
             Which load the bunches of the fruitful vine.
    2. A number of similar things collected together or lying
       contiguous; a group; as, a cluster of islands. ``Cluster
       of provinces.'' --Motley.
    3. A number of individuals grouped together or collected in
       one place; a crowd; a mob.
             As bees . . . Pour forth their populous youth about
             the hive In clusters.                 --Milton.
             We loved him; but, like beasts And cowardly nobles,
             gave way unto your clusters, Who did hoot him out o'
             the city.                             --Shak.
  2. \Clus"ter\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Clustered}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Clustering}.]
    To grow in clusters or assemble in groups; to gather or unite
    in a cluster or clusters.
          His sunny hair Cluster'd about his temples, like a
          god's.                                   --Tennyson.
          The princes of the country clustering together. --Foxe.
  3. \Clus"ter\, v. t.
    To collect into a cluster or clusters; to gather into a bunch
    or close body.
          Not less the bee would range her cells, . . . The
          foxglove cluster dappled bells.          --Tennyson.
          Or from the forest falls the clustered snow. --Thomson.
    {Clustered column} (Arch.), a column which is composed, or
       appears to be composed, of several columns collected
Computing Dictionary

An elementary unit of allocation of a disk made up of one or more physical blocks.

A file is made up of a whole number of possibly non-contiguous clusters. The cluster size is a tradeoff between space efficiency (the bigger is the cluster, the bigger is on the average the wasted space at the end of each file) and the length of the fat.

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