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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A small group of people within a larger group, who have different ideas from the other members, and who try to get their own ideas accepted. Disagreements and arguments between different groups within an organization.

Usage examples (37)
  • One faction of the club wanted to elect new officers because they were unhappy with the current ones.
  • The way some call a faction, will not be confused.
  • Girondin faction, having acted as president of the
  • That militant faction is what you call “Al Qaeda”. for more
Tutoring comment
  • A large "faction" (a small political group working for a common cause inside a larger group) of neighbors insists that a "fraction" (a small part; a portion) of the development should be parkland.
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