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clustering (plural clusterings)

  1. A grouping of a number of similar things.
  2. (demographics) The grouping of a population based on ethnicity, economics or religion.
  3. (computing) The undesirable contiguous grouping of elements in a hash table.
  4. (writing) A prewriting technique consisting of writing ideas down on a sheet of paper around a central idea within a circle, with the related ideas radially joined to the circle using rays.

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clustering (not comparable)

  1. Forming a cluster.
    • 1610–1611 (date written), William Shakespeare, “The Tempest”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies [] (First Folio), London: [] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, [Act II, scene ii]:
      I prithee let me bring thee where crabs grow,
      and I with my long nails will dig thee pig-nuts,
      Show thee a jay's nest, and instruct thee how
      To snare the nimble marmoset. I'll bring thee
      To clust'ring filberts, and sometimes I'll get thee
      Young scamels from the rock. Wilt thou go with me?

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  1. present participle of cluster

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