clustering n : a grouping of a number of similar things; "a bunch of trees"; "a cluster of admirers" [syn: bunch, clump, cluster]
- present participle of cluster
- The action of the verb to cluster.
- A grouping of a number of similar things.
- In the context of "demographics": The grouping of a population based on ethnicity, economics or religion.
- In the context of "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.
Clustering can refer to
- Computer clustering - the connection of many low-cost computers to be used as one larger computer.
- In computer science, the undesirable, contiguous grouping of elements in a hash table.
clustering - a technique for data analysis by partitioning a
data set into subsets whose elements share common traits.
- Semantic clustering - clustering of objects based on a semantic proximity.
- In demographics, the gathering of various populations based on ethnicity, economics or religion.
- In writing, a "pre-writing" technique to organize ideas using "ball-and-stick" diagrams similar to mind maps. The term was popularized by Gabriele Rico's 1983 book Writing the Natural Way: Turn the Task of Writing Into the Joy of Writing.
- In physics - formation of clusters: regions of enhanced concentration of particles of matter.
clustering in French: Clustering
clustering in Japanese: クラスタリング