how to pronounce cluster


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cluster is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of cluster in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… are lots cluster around Kalamazoo …”

meanings of cluster


  1. Euphemism of clusterfuck.
  2. A subset of a population whose members are sufficiently similar to each other and distinct from others as to be considered a distinct group; such a grouping in a set of observed data that is statistically significant.
  3. A small metal design that indicates that a medal has been awarded to the same person before.
  4. A logical data storage unit containing one or more physical sectors (see block).
  5. A group of galaxies or stars that appear near each other.
  6. An ensemble of bound atoms or molecules, intermediate in size between a molecule and a bulk solid.
  7. A number of individuals grouped together or collected in one place; a crowd; a mob.
  8. A group or bunch of several discrete items that are close to each other.
  9. A secundal chord of three or more notes.
  10. A group of computers that work together.
  11. A sequence of two or more words that occur in language with high frequency but are not idiomatic; a chunk, bundle, or lexical bundle.
  12. A group of consonants.
  13. Set of bombs or mines.


  1. To collect into clusters.
  2. To cover with clusters.
  3. To form a cluster or group.

cluster frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word cluster occurs in english on average 5.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics cluster can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that cluster can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

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