Adjective "Clusters" definition and examples

(Clusters may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈklʌstə/

Definitions and examples

noun

A group of similar things or people positioned or occurring closely together.
  1. 'they stood there in a frightened cluster'
  2. 'The flowers are borne in large clusters of 15 to 24 units, with each unit maturing at different times although flowering during the same season.'
  3. '‘For novices, I would say that the easiest way to form the wreath is by simply poking the clusters of greenery into the bound hay, newspaper or moss,’ says Elaine.'
  4. 'Whole bunches or clusters of grapes are deliberately placed, with care to ensure that the berries are not broken, in an anaerobic atmosphere, generally obtained by using carbon dioxide to exclude oxygen.'
  5. 'It is these adult shoots that produce the flowers and berries - clusters of tiny, nectar rich blossoms, followed by round, blue-black, yellow or orange fruits.'
  6. 'Blooms appeared in long clusters of densely packed white flowers.'
  7. 'The nashi grow in tight clusters of 8-10 fruits, and each cluster needs to be carefully dismantled and the fruits clipped off one at a time, then carefully packed.'
  8. 'Botrytis bunch rot is especially severe in grape cultivars with tight, closely packed clusters of fruit.'
  9. 'The deer continues moving past the cluster of grapevines I'm hiding in and now I can see her clearly.'
  10. 'This deciduous upright, open shrub has glossy, bright green leaves and short clusters of fragrant, clove-scented golden yellow flowers from mid spring onwards.'
  11. 'there are several clusters in Cassiopeia'
  12. 'We know what matter looks like today because we see galaxies, galaxy clusters, and galaxy superclusters.'
  13. 'These large dark clouds may eventually evaporate or, if there are sufficiently dense condensations within them, give birth to small star clusters.'
  14. 'Astronomical observations have confirmed more or less beyond doubt that stars, galaxies and clusters of super galaxies are receding from the earth and from one another.'
  15. 'They're searching for superdistant, ancient protogalaxies lurking behind huge clusters of galaxies closer to Earth.'
  16. 'There exists a well-defined population of material aggregates in the Universe - planets, stars, galaxies, and clusters.'
  17. 'Studies of two distant galaxy clusters have found that galaxies formed relatively early in the history of the Universe.'
  18. 'Caroline also compiled catalogs of star clusters and nebulae.'
  19. 'The most easily visible part of galaxy clusters, i.e. the stars in all the galaxies, make up only a small fraction of the total of what makes up the cluster.'
  20. 'By the end of that process, matter could move and coalesce on its own, forming planets and stars, as well as galaxies, clusters, and superclusters.'
  21. 'An excellent example is the cosmological problem, since it contains scales of interest ranging from that of a single star to that of a large cluster of galaxies.'
  22. 'Thus, our strong emphasis on onset clusters succeeded in inducing a small but reliable transfer effect.'
  23. 'The present orthographic system was introduced in the fourteenth century by the religious reformer Jan Hus, who instituted a system of diacritical markings to eliminate consonant clusters.'
  24. 'I believe that the programme allows up to 9 consonants in a cluster, but only word-internally.'
  25. '… if one chooses the Latin, French, or Italian language, since German is much more difficult because of its many closed syllables and consonant clusters.'
  26. 'To determine how many natural clusters exist within a given sample, various stopping rules have been developed.'
  27. 'However, an expert at the Institute of Occupational Medicine in Edinburgh said it was ‘probably true’ that most clusters of illness happened by chance.'
  28. 'Using cluster analysis, a statistical method that determines subpopulations in a group, three distinct patterns of behavior emerged.'
  29. 'This difference was significant, even in the rigorous statistical analysis for the cluster level design, controlling for confounding variables.'
  30. 'The critical thing to understand here is that statistics cannot tell you the likely deviation of a cluster sample unless the distribution is random!'
  31. 'However, use of cluster randomisation rapidly leads to a doubling of the sample size.'
  32. 'Policy makers should consider testing health service innovation using cluster randomised controlled trials with the hospital as the sampling unit.'
  33. 'Moreover, except for this one attempt nobody has tried to use cluster sampling to measure deaths by violence.'
  34. 'It says a long-term epidemiological study should be set up in the area to establish if there are any clusters of diseases which might be attributable to the radar's presence.'
  35. 'The examples focus on the process of conducting a cluster analysis of transfer pricing.'
  36. 'noble-metal clusters supported on an acidic carrier'
  37. 'These clusters were once separate molecules, called amino acids.'
  38. 'In the centers of these molecular clusters, called micelles, the molecular chains are packed together densely.'
  39. 'Proteins containing iron-sulfur clusters play important roles in biological systems.'
  40. 'In metallic clusters, the metal atoms are either directly bonded through metal-metal interactions or are bridged by appropriate ligands.'
  41. 'Nevertheless, there were no significantly supported clusters including molecules from both vertebrates and invertebrates.'

verb

Form a cluster or clusters.
  1. 'I was in my car and heading out of the driveway yesterday when I noticed the pigeons clustered around outside the second story window of the barn.'
  2. 'Other young women in headscarves clustered around her, their eyes blazing too.'
  3. 'Defensive, impenetrable, they cluster together for security, and perhaps that is part of the artist's intention.'
  4. 'Inside the home, the girl and her brothers clustered around the mother.'
  5. 'Fire trucks clustered around the scene and the ground was covered with mounds of white, fire-retardant foam.'
  6. 'Hordes of excited children clustered around the working model of a mountain railway system with trains criss-crossing with intricate precision.'
  7. 'Guests, many with sons and daughters in the U.S., clustered round the TV.'
  8. 'In a knowledge economy, smart people tend to cluster together.'
  9. 'Five kids cluster around her, asking her to fill in the yellow certificate showing they've put in their time.'
  10. 'Most people cluster on the peaks of mountains and build their houses on stilts, hoping to keep their youth as long as possible.'
  11. 'Several other decisions were made within the first hour as journalists clustered round the newsroom television sets.'
  12. 'However, peer group bias appears clustered with instrument manufacturer.'
  13. 'Average clustering coefficients and standard deviations of the averages for node degree bins are shown.'
  14. 'Our analysis also ignored the fact that scores are clustered at practice level.'
  15. 'Standard deviation is the measurement of how scores are clustered or dispersed in relation to the mean.'
  16. 'However, while a few genes do show rather high transition bias, most of the estimates cluster tightly around the median value.'
  17. 'In both analyses, we computed robust standard errors adjusted for clustering at the firm level.'

More definitions

noun

1. a number of things of the same kind, growing or held together; a bunch: a cluster of grapes.

2. a group of things or persons close together: There was a cluster of tourists at the gate.

3. 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.

4. Phonetics. a succession of two or more contiguous consonants in an utterance, as the str- cluster of strap.

5. Astronomy. a group o

Origin

(cluster)Old English clyster; probably related to clot.