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cluster

 [klus´ter]
a group of similar objects, events, or other elements in close proximity.
suicide cluster a group of suicides in which one seems to set off others.

clus·ter

(klŭs'ter),
A group of similar or identical objects occurring naturally in close proximity (as grapes) or so assembled (as beads).
[O.E. clyster]

cluster

A generic term for any of the regions in the UK (Eastern, North East, North West and West Midlands, London, and Southern) created after consultation with Strategic Health Authorities (SHAs) on how to best deliver local Information Technology solutions as part of the NHS Care Records initiative.

clus·ter

(klŭstĕr)
A group of similar or identical objects occurring naturally in close proximity (as grapes) or so assembled (as beads).
[O.E. clyster]

cluster,

n in epidemiology, a composite of confirmed cases of a disease, defect, or disability that occur in close proximity to one another with regard to time or space.

cluster

1. in epidemiological terms a naturally occurring group of similar units, e.g. animals which resemble each other, with respect to one or more variables, more than animals in different groups do, or a group of cases of a single disease in time or space.
2. assembly of claw and teat cups, as part of a milking machine.

cluster analysis
1. statistical methods used to group variables or observations into strongly interrelated subgroups.
2. a statistical analysis of the relationships between clusters in time and/or space.
cluster fly
see polleniarudis.
cluster sampling
see cluster sampling.
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The S4 vowel is the shortest in words ending with a consonant cluster (60, 77 and 81 ms).
1999 "Evaluating the evidence for lengthening before homorganic consonant clusters in the Ormulum", in: Gerald F.
Kiswahili treats loanwords from Arabic with medial consonant cluster, final consonant cluster and just a final consonant in a similar way.
This means that when studying, writing from memory, and checking the spelling of a word with a complex consonant cluster (e.
2) Consonant clusters where (a) a stop disappears according to gradation rules, e.
In fact, this seems to be true of all instances of z in inherited words, as MariW c and z are in complementary distribution in common Mari vocabulary: c occurs in consonant clusters and word-finally, whereas z is found in intervocalic position.
Consonant clusters are clues to the disjunct boundary and the stem boundary.
Even so, UEW states the comparison between Finnic and Mansi is rejectable due to the Finnic consonant cluster *rp.
Given that stems including an inserted vowel are inappropriate to occur in an intransitive paradigm, while stems with a consonant cluster yield illformed syllable codas, the question now arises why it is not possible to use, in the imperative, stem alternants in which vowel insertion takes place after, rather than within, the cluster, as in conditional froms (cf.
Inspired by some of Karlgren's hypotheses of initial consonant clusters in Old Chinese, as well as Karlgren's concept of "word families," Boodberg developed a theory that reduplicative expressions of the class known as dieyun "repeated rhyme" such as julu [CHINESE CHARACTERS NOT REPORDUCIBLE IN ASCII] "hunchback" had developed out of earlier monosyllables with initial clusters.
Epenthesis of the sort motivated by syllable structure, such as epenthesis of a vowel to break up a consonant cluster, is generally analyzed in OT as interaction between a markedness constraint against some syllable structure, the constraint DEP, which disfavors epenthesis, and general segmental-markedness constraints (McCarthy and Prince 1995).
1) Alternatively, the Sephardic poets might have pronounced u- with a reduced vowel [UNKNOWN TEXT OMITTED] before a labial and with a full vowel [wi] or [wa] before a consonant cluster, exactly as in the Babylonian and Palestinian traditions.