1. [syn: bunch, clump, cluster, clustering]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Cluster \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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a grouping of a number of similar things; "a bunch of
trees"; "a cluster of admirers" [syn: bunch, clump,
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):
1. Multiple servers providing the same
service. The term may imply resilience to failure and/or
some kind of load balancing between the servers. Compare
2. 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.