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clustering (plural clusterings)
- A grouping of a number of similar things.
- (demographics) The grouping of a population based on ethnicity, economics or religion.
- (computing) The undesirable contiguous grouping of elements in a hash table.
- (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.
the action of the verb to cluster
a grouping of a number of similar things
clustering (not comparable)
- 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?