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fac·tion 1

 (făk′shən)
n.
1. A group of persons forming a cohesive, usually contentious minority within a larger group.
2. Conflict within an organization or nation; internal dissension: "Our own beloved country ... is now afflicted with faction and civil war" (Abraham Lincoln).

[French, from Latin factiō, factiōn-, from factus, past participle of facere, to do; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]

fac′tion·al adj.
fac′tion·al·ism n.
fac′tion·al·ly adv.

fac·tion 2

 (făk′shən)
n.
1. A form of literature or filmmaking that treats real people or events as if they were fictional or uses real people or events as essential elements in an otherwise fictional rendition.
2. A literary work or film that is a mix of fact and fiction.

[Blend of fact and fiction.]

faction

(ˈfækʃən)
n
1. a group of people forming a minority within a larger body, esp a dissentious group
2. strife or dissension within a group
[C16: from Latin factiō a making, from facere to make, do]
ˈfactional adj
ˈfactionalˌism n
ˈfactionalist n

faction

(ˈfækʃən)
n
(Broadcasting) a television programme, film, or literary work comprising a dramatized presentation of actual events
[C20: a blend of fact and fiction]

fac•tion

(ˈfæk ʃən)

n.
1. a group or clique within a larger party or organization.
2. party strife and intrigue; dissension.
[1500–10; < Latin factiō action of making, social connections, faction]

Faction

 a company of people acting together, of ten a contentious group; a set or class of people. See also cabal, clique, junta.
Examples: factions of collegians, monks, and canons, 1530; of evil, 1614; of fools, 1606.

faction

A retelling of a story concerning real people and events, but which imaginatively constructs dialogue and incident where no factual record exists.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.faction - a clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through intrigue
clique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, camp, pack - an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
cabalist - a member of a cabal
2.faction - a dissenting clique
clique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, camp, pack - an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
splinter group - a faction or sect that has broken away from its parent organization
left wing, left - those who support varying degrees of social or political or economic change designed to promote the public welfare
right wing, right - those who support political or social or economic conservatism; those who believe that things are better left unchanged
old guard - a faction that is unwilling to accept new ideas
pro-choice faction - those who argue that the decision to have an induced abortion should be made by the mother
pro-life faction - those who argue that induced abortion is killing and should be prohibited

faction

faction

noun
Translations
حِزْب، عُصْبَه
frakce
fløjfraktiongruppe
siipisuuntaus
frakció
flokksbrot
frakcija
frakcija
frakcia
hizipklik

faction

[ˈfækʃən] Nfacción f

faction

[ˈfækʃən] n (= group) → faction f

faction

n
(= group)(Partei)gruppe f; (Pol) → Fraktion f; (= splinter group)Splittergruppe f
no pl (= strife)interne Unstimmigkeiten pl

faction

[ˈfækʃn] nfazione f

faction

(ˈfӕkʃən) noun
a group or party that belongs to, and usually dissents from, a larger group.
References in classic literature ?
The Same Subject Continued (The Union as a Safeguard Against Domestic Faction and Insurrection) From the Daily Advertiser.
AMONG the numerous advantages promised by a well constructed Union, none deserves to be more accurately developed than its tendency to break and control the violence of faction.
A FIRM Union will be of the utmost moment to the peace and liberty of the States, as a barrier against domestic faction and insurrection.
The utility of a Confederacy, as well to suppress faction and to guard the internal tranquillity of States, as to increase their external force and security, is in reality not a new idea.
For it is a desperate case, if those that hold with the proceeding of the state, be full of discord and faction, and those that are against it, be entire and united.
In the meantime, he was strengthening his own faction in the kingdom, of which he proposed to dispute the succession, in case of the King's death, with the legitimate heir, Arthur Duke of Brittany, son of Geoffrey Plantagenet, the elder brother of John.
The Celtic blood was up, and the Celtic faction spirit ran high.
Two factious governed it--a grave faction and a gay faction.
To restrain the Venetians the union of all the others was necessary, as it was for the defence of Ferrara; and to keep down the Pope they made use of the barons of Rome, who, being divided into two factions, Orsini and Colonnesi, had always a pretext for disorder, and, standing with arms in their hands under the eyes of the Pontiff, kept the pontificate weak and powerless.
Here are plots and circumventions, parties and factions, equal to those which are to be found in courts.
Now there were pro-Nelson and anti-Nelson factions on the Oakland water-front, and men of both factions, with more drink in them than was good, filled the car.
I do not, of course, mean that there are not battles, conspiracies, tumults, factions, and all those other phenomena which are supposed to make History interesting; nor would I deny that the strange mixture of the problems of life and the problems of Mathematics, continually inducing conjecture and giving the opportunity of immediate verification, imparts to our existence a zest which you in Spaceland can hardly comprehend.