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clump

(klŭmp),
To form into clusters, small aggregations, or groups.
[A.S. clympre, a lump]

clump

(klŭmp) [AS. clympre, a lump]
1. A mass of bacteria in solution; may be caused by an agglutination reaction.
2. To gather together.
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The spatial scenarios with clumped sets were expected to be most realistic, but considering the amount of uncertainty in the nature of the interactions of sea turtles with the pelagic longline fishery, we thought it useful to analyze other distributions as well.
The clumped patterns were generated using a two-dimensional Poisson process to position a given number of clump centers within a square of 500 mm length [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 5 OMITTED].
It does seem that the sample body-size distribution of the mammals of the boreal prairie is unusual even, surprisingly, when compared to the best fitting kernel distribution with eight modes, which is very clumped.
Hafernik and Saul-Gershenz found that beetles typically stay clumped for 5 days but sometimes hold out for 2 weeks.
Instead of being distributed smoothly within and just outside the cluster, the gas clumped into two distinct regions.
In this way, explains Steinhardt, large-scale cold spots in the microwave background reveal regions where matter has clumped together, while hot spots indicate regions with an unusually low density of matter.