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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kluhs-ter]
    • /ˈklʌs tər/
    • /ˈklʌstərɪŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kluhs-ter]
    • /ˈklʌs tər/

Definitions of clustering word

  • abbreviation Technical meaning of CLUSTERING cluster 4
  • noun clustering a number of things of the same kind, growing or held together; a bunch: a cluster of grapes. 1
  • noun clustering a group of things or persons close together: There was a cluster of tourists at the gate. 1
  • noun clustering U.S. Army. a small metal design placed on a ribbon representing an awarded medal to indicate that the same medal has been awarded again: oak-leaf cluster. 1
  • noun clustering Phonetics. a succession of two or more contiguous consonants in an utterance, as the str- cluster of strap. 1
  • noun clustering Astronomy. a group of neighboring stars, held together by mutual gravitation, that have essentially the same age and composition and thus supposedly a common origin. Compare globular cluster, open cluster, stellar association. 1

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Origin of clustering

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English; Old English cluster, clyster bunch; cognate with Low German kluster

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Parts of speech for Clustering


clustering popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 92% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for clustering

noun clustering

  • intensification — to make intense or more intense.
  • massing — a body of coherent matter, usually of indefinite shape and often of considerable size: a mass of dough.
  • concentration — Concentration on something involves giving all your attention to it.
  • single-minded — having or showing a single aim or purpose: a single-minded program.

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