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 for clustering
From 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.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           His sunny hair
           Cluster'd about his temples, like a god's. --Tennyson.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           The princes of the country clustering together. --Foxe.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  clustering
      n 1: a grouping of a number of similar things; "a bunch of
           trees"; "a cluster of admirers" [syn: bunch, clump,
           cluster, clustering]

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  cluster
  clustering
  
     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
     RAIS.
  
     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.
  
     (1996-11-04)
  

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