Definition of clustered in US English:



  • 1attributive Growing or situated in a group.

    ‘the spires and clustered roofs of the old town’
    • ‘Hierarchical regression models are particularly useful in modelling observations with a hierarchical or clustered structure, such as patients in different hospitals or pupils in different schools.’
    • ‘A distributed, clustered storage architecture changes the way storage is deployed and managed across the enterprise.’
    • ‘The priests quickly gathered into a tight clustered circle, all of them chanting in unison.’
    • ‘Testing applications in clustered environments can quickly multiply capacity requirements and delay development schedules.’
    • ‘The researchers consider that the clustered, non-random nature of the ill health in the region suggests an external cause.’
    • ‘Can you afford to replicate a clustered production environment for development and testing environments?’
    • ‘The clustered environment must maintain the consistency and integrity of the file system itself.’
    • ‘Twenty minutes later, the great kasbah appeared, set in a patchwork of irrigated fields and surrounded by the clustered houses of the village.’
    • ‘In addition, data and applications often span across distributed or clustered servers and storage.’
    • ‘Synchronous hardware (coupled with a clustered front end) can provide zero data loss and less than minutes of downtime - but at a significant cost.’
    • ‘Some extended families may live in fenced compounds or clustered housing arrangements that house multiple family units.’
    • ‘In some cases, structured, paneled cubicles are giving way to clustered workstations separated by screen or canvas partitions that can be slid aside to facilitate teamwork.’
    • ‘Modern methods of mechanical harvesting have attracted attention to the conveniently clustered arrangement of fruit on the boughs of certain clones.’
    • ‘This area of South Kilkenny is noted for the number of clustered farm villages and the number of thatched roofs which still predominate.’
    • ‘While large cities have always been busy, crowded places, New York was more so because of all the thousands of people who worked in the clustered skyscraper buildings.’
    • ‘He said the new language will help software developers exploit both parallel programming techniques and the locality of data in a large clustered system.’
    • ‘The study used a clustered sampling design for the questionnaire sample, selecting truck yards rather than randomly selecting commercial vehicle drivers.’
    • ‘Investment capital is channelled through traditional networks of property developers rather than into the high-growth, clustered technology industries that can create genuine wealth.’
    aggregate, agglomerate, amassed, gathered, combined
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    1. 1.1Architecture (of pillars, columns, or shafts) positioned close together, or arranged around or half-detached from a pier.
      • ‘Recessed balconies give depth to the clustered stone towers, and there are gardens on each stepped roof.’
      • ‘The white stucco ceiling undulates up to a peak of 22 ft; the walls fan out, and their pale ash panelling is overlaid by ribs of clustered birch rods.’
      • ‘From the door, the windows themselves were almost entirely obscured by the clustered pillars.’