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clus·ter  (klstr)
1. A group of the same or similar elements gathered or occurring closely together; a bunch: She held out her hand, a small tight cluster of fingers (Anne Tyler).
2. Linguistics Two or more successive consonants in a word, as cl and st in the word cluster.
3. A group of academic courses in a related area.
v. clus·tered, clus·ter·ing, clus·ters
To gather or grow into bunches.
To cause to grow or form into bunches.

[Middle English, from Old English clyster.]

cluster  /klstr/  n. a tight grouping of s.t.: a cluster of grapes||a star cluster
v. [I;T] to bring or come into a tight grouping: The children clustered around the teacher. cluster

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